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2nd tech revolution in villages of India

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Government is planning to set up 1,00,000 Common Service Centres in the rural areas of India.


Indian Government is planning to create a network of 1,00,000 e-Kiosks, known as Common Services Centre (CSCs), in the rural areas of India. Villagers can transact official business through the digitalised network of e-Kiosks. As a part of ICT, e- Kiosk will include personal computers (PCs), printers, digital cameras, scanners, projection system and telemedicine equipment. The Department of Information Technology (DIT) has chosen Infrastructure Lending and Financial Services (IL&FS) as the national level agency (NLA) to work on the modalities. Private-sector will also participate to enable the scheme to be more sustainable by creating an appropriate business model. According to IL&FS report, several state governments have implanted e-Governance projects especially in the rural areas. The Bhoomi project has computerised 20,000,000 rural land records covering 67,00,000 farmers in the state of Karnataka. The CARD project in Andhra Pradesh has registered over 10 million citizens in three years.

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