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Computer service centres in Hoogly, West Bengal

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SREI, Sahaj e-Village Limited and the West Bengal State Rural Development Agency (WBSRDA) will roll out 100 Computer Service Centres in Hooghly by 30 September, 2007.

The State Land and Land Reforms Department has signed an MoU with WBRSDA last month to provide record of rights and land revenue services to citizens through the CSCs. Reliance Communications, the other private partner in the project, under the National e-Governance Plan, will also roll out its CSCs at the district level in October. Initially, these centres are expected to provide business to citizen services such as banking, insurance, scanning, desktop publishing, e-mailing and Internet browsing. Among the 19 districts where the WBSRDA plans to set up CSCs, SREI will work in 14 on a public-private partnership with WBSRDA, while Reliance Communications will work in four . The project is being co-funded by the Central and state governments and is worth INR 107.9 crore.

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