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Bihar headed for the digital age

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The Bihar government has decided to set up Bihar Science Centre here on the lines of the Science City in Kolkata, and two planetaria at Gaya and Darbhanga, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced recently.

The state government would also set up science centres at Nalanda and Bhagalpur in 2011-12 to promote scientific education among the youths, Kumar said. The government would release Rs 50 crore for each of the two new planetaria which would be set up on five acre of land, Kumar said at a meeting of the state-level e-Governance Management Council.

Besides, the planetarium here would be modernised as a centre of tourism, he said adding places like Taregana and Kagaul would be developed as an astro-tourism hub. During the meeting, Kumar directed all government departments to prepare an Information Technology roadmap as well as computerisation of their internal function following the state government’s agenda to adopt e-Governance.

Government departments should computerise their internal functioning so as to provide services to the people in a timeframe, Kumar said adding the e-Governance system should also be utilised for updating land records. The land revenue department would prepare a project in this direction, Principal Secretary (Information and IT) Arun Kumar Singh said. Singh said the chief minister told them to use smart cards by the secretariat employees to register their attendance.

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