5000-6000 Crore spending this year
PTI | February 25, 2010
The government plans to spend USD 10 billion on the national e-governance program, a senior government official today said.
"The government has committed about USD 10 billion to this program, of which composite of some investment is coming from private partners and also from the state governments," Ministry of Communication & Information Technology Additional Secretary S R Rao told reporters on the sidelines of CII conference here.
It is a USD 10 billion kitty currently but everyday more and more investments are coming in, he said.
"In this current financial year, it could be to the order of Rs 5,000-6,000 crore at the minimum but I think it would be as large as Rs 8,000 crore," Rao said.
In 2006, the government approved the national e-governance plan (NeGP) comprising 27 mission mode projects (MMPs) and eight components.
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