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.