Himanchal Pradesh (India) has entered into new era of e-Governance with the launch of the Himanchal Pradesh Statewide Area Network (HIMSWAN). HIMSWAN is the second largest state-wide network in the country, which will link all government departments up to the panchayat level.
The network will provide all government services to the remotest region like 14,000 feet in Lahaul and Spiti as well as 3,243 panchayats across the state. This project will bring down the cost of telephone bills in government department as well as all departments connected with this network. To facilitate better services under the HIMSWAN, 50 integrated community service centres have been set up that are providing more than 40 services under one roof. As many as 3,361 more such centres are being set up.