The Kerala (India) Government's Akshaya, is planning to expand its e-service by tying up with the private sector. The Akshaya project, currently on in eight districts with 1,500 centres, will cover the rest of the State in a couple of months.
The Akshaya project has invited proposals from private companies, including mobile phone service providers, banks, insurance companies for business partnership by making use of the vast network of Akshaya centres. Each centre will have at least five multimedia-equipped computers with Internet connectivity. The project aims to provide e-Literacy to at least one member from each family in the first phase. In the second phase, the centres will provide services like e-Governance, e-Transaction, e-Learning and other information and communication services covering both public and private sectors.