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State Government plans to take IT kiosks to villages of Haryana, India

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The State Government is taking IT initiatives by setting up 1,263 IT kiosks in Haryana state, India.


The State Government is planning to take benefits from the e-Disha Ekal Seva Kendras, which will compress long distance for common services. Government is planning to set up 1,159 Common Service Centres (CSCs), in rural areas, which will help in governance, education, health, entertainment and other possible government and private services. The CSCs would be developed through a public-private partnership model to encourage economically sustainable models for social development. People would be able to make payments of electricity and water bills online from home. The Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation (HARTRON) has been identified as the State Designated Agency for implementing the CSC scheme in Haryana. According to government resources, the Government has already invited public and private enterprises to participate in the CSC scheme as Service Centre Agencies (SCAs) for establishing and operating 1,159 rural CSCs and 104 urban CSCs to be called e-Disha Ekal Seva Kendras. CSCs will also provide cost effective, high quality video, voice and data content. The CSCs is proposed to be introduced in Haryana, which would be similar to the e-Sampark centres being run in Chandigarh.

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