Govt wants one from every house e-literate: Pilot

15th national conference on e-governance held in Bhubaneshwar


Samir Sachdeva | February 10, 2012

Government wants one person from every household e-literate. This was stated by the union minister for state for communications and information technology, Sachin Pilot during his opening address at the inauguration of 15th national conference, in Bhubaneshwar

Pilot stated that government has an ambitious plan of connecting 160 million households through broadband. “Government has sanctioned Rs 20,000 crore for the national optical fibre network (NOFN) which will provide broadband connectivity to panchayats”, said Pilot.

Pilot said that the national conference has become a flagship event to discuss and debate success/ failures of e-governance projects. He emphasised that there should not be any divergence of views among various parties on issue of providing connectivity.

He said Indian entrepreneurs should also attempt to develop a Google or a Microsoft. Pilot said that e-governance should become a reality and should not remain a buzz word in conferences.  

The conference has been jointly organised by the department of administrative reforms and public grievances and department of IT, government of India with the department of IT, Odisha government.

Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik was the chief guest at the event. Union minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions and prime minister's office (PMO), V. Narayanasamy was also present at the event.



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