The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the State Data Centres Scheme for establishing state-level data centres across all states/ UTs in the country.
The Government of India has approved financial support of INR 1,623.2 crore, which includes both capital and operational expenses, for a period of five years. State-level data centres will enable the states and Union Territories to set up robust, shared and secured infrastructure to host state-level e-governance applications for delivering government-to-government, government-to-citizen and government-to-business services electronically. The scheme would be implemented in a period of 12 months. The CCEA also gave approval for implementation of the ongoing plan scheme for creation of consumer awareness during the 11th Five Year Plan.