The eJharkhand event has been envisaged to not only celebrate the success that the State of Jharkhand has achieved in the field of Information Technology; it is also a medium for discussing the future roadmap of Information Technology in the state. This event will serve as a unique platform for discussing various aspects of e-Governance in Jharkhand. We will have sessions on Aadhaar, managing land records with the help ICT, best practices in e-Governance in Jharkhand, use of ICT in security and mining industry. The deliberations made in this event will definitely help Jharkhand to move forward in the area of Information Technology.
It is a matter of pride and satisfaction for me to tell you that Jharkhand has been one of the pioneering states in the country when it comes to implementation of various IT initiatives. In 2004, we developed our IT policy. Also, Jharkhand is the first state to implement CSC and SWAN. We implemented the Electronic Delivery of Services act in 2011. Most recent development is that we have been able to enroll most of the population of the state under Aadhaar and now we are successfully providing services to the citizens on the basis of Aadhaar enrollment.
Now we want to take many more initiatives for the development of e-Governance and IT industry in the state, and we are hopeful that the e-Jharkhand event will help us develop new ideas and strategies for brining better Information Technology systems in the state.