The e-Governance initiative to bring connectivity through out the country may result in the increase of desktop buyers in the next two years in India.
Dayanidhi Maran, Minister for Communications and IT had announced, HRD Minister Arjun Singh's proposal for broadband connectivity to the Secondary and Higher Secondary schools in the country by 2007. All public health care centres and Gram Panchayats would also be provided with broadband coverage, which would give boost to the desktop sales. Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) in its industry performance review stated that as a result the number of desktop buyers in the government sector will increase which currently contributes to the 3 percent to the list of desktop buyers. The penetration of kiosks and personal computers in the rural areas of this sector will also witness a steady growth in the next 2 years.