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Indian State to Expand Flagship E-Governance Programme
Source: http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2011/dec/01/indian-province-expand-flagship-e-governance-progr/
Source Date: Thursday, December 01, 2011
Focus: Internet Governance
Country: India
Created: Dec 05, 2011

The State of Kerala, which launched its flagship e-governance programme, the e-District project, will be extending it to cover all the 14 districts within the state, said Shri Kunhalikutty, Minister for Industries & IT, Kerala.

At present, the project covers only two districts since its 2010 launch.

“This is a project of the future, which will help make Kerala a knowledge society,” said Kunhalikutty, adding that Akshaya, a Kerala project aimed at bridging the digital divide, is a pioneer in this field and will take up consultancy services for other states and even countries that are looking at Akshaya as a role model.

“Akshaya has come a long way since its inception ten years back. The e-District project which is being implemented through Akshaya will open up tremendous possibilities,” Kunhalikutty added.

Askhaya is a key element in the success and use of Common Services Centres (CSC) across the state, which will take on a more active role in the coming years as a means to provide greater ICT access and services to the rural population across the country. The Government of India plans to have 100,000 CSCs as a part of its modernisation goal.

Akshaya is a part of India’s overarching series of G2C projects as a part of its 11th annual five year plan, and falls under the charter of the National E-Government Programme (NeGP).

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