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Rajasthan celebrates first IT Day, launches connectivity network

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during Rajasthan IT Day 2016 at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on Monday.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during Rajasthan IT Day 2016 at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on Monday.  

RajNET to connect Jaipur with 9,894 gram panchayats, 183 municipal areas in the State

On the occasion of Rajasthan’s first IT Day on Monday, the State government launched RajNET — a wide area network connecting the State capital with all 9,894 gram panchayats and 183 municipal areas — to strengthen connectivity and allow the inclusion of remote areas through Information Technology.

“Built as a multimode connectivity network (through VSAT and terrestrial linkage), RajNET facilitates voice, video and data connection, enabling effective delivery of citizen services like Bhamashah, e-Mitra and MNREGA across the State, including its remotest areas,” a press release stated.

e-Governance

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said: “Effective governance has to be based on a robust IT infrastructure and within the framework of comprehensive e-Governance architecture. This is what we are seeking to provide in Rajasthan.”

The first IT Day was based on the theme ‘Promotion of IT Start-ups’, in line with the State’s focus on empowering start-ups.

Rajasthan’s first start-up policy was launched last October and, on Monday, investors and start-up aspirants deliberated on the opportunities available in the country.

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