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GoI Sanctions US$351 Million For e-Services Network

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US$351 million sanctioned by Government of India (GoI) to deliver government-to-government, government-to-business and government-to-citizen e-services in 32 states and Union Territories (UTs) across the country. The initiative being targeted through this funding is State Wide Area Network (SWAN), which will provide 2 Mbps connectivity to all state headquarters, district headquarters and over 6,000 blocks across the country.

The Department of Information Technology (DIT) in India is expected to complete all SWAN implementations by September 2009. Presently, five states have already implemented the network, while 14 states are in an advanced stage of completion.

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