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CM Ashok Gehlot to launch I-Start Virtual Incubation Programme for aiding startups

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Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot is scheduled to launch the I-Start Virtual Incubation Program themed “IT for Good Governance” today, August 20, as per officials. As per an official statement, CM Gehlot will provide funds to 21 selected startups at different places across the state during the event.

Rajasthan Innovation Vision (Rajiv-2021), a virtual programme, will be organised on the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, read the statement.

The event will witness discussions in terms of the innovations made in the field of Information Technology (IT) in Rajasthan. Also, how the IT innovations are benefiting the people will also be on the agenda for discussions, the statement added.

Announcing the event, CM Gehlot took to Twitter (in Hindia) saying, “On the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi, a virtual program of Rajasthan Innovation Vision (Rajiv-2021) program on the theme of Good Governance through Information Technology (IT for Good Governance) will be organised tomorrow at 11 am. Various IT services will be launched during the program.”

The public information infrastructure and innovations advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sam Pitroda, is a key speaker at the event. Other than addressing the importance of IT for good governance, Pitroda will also shed light on Rajiv Gandhi’s contributions to the country.

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The event is organised 10 days after CM Gehlot, on August 10, said that leveraging IT for providing good governance and access to all government services was crucial for the Government of Rajasthan. The CM has also directed officials to ensure online delivery for all kinds of citizen services.

Furthermore, he said that the Rajasthan government is giving priority to start-ups, however, these are limited to only big cities of the state. The government has also asked the officials to begin Rural I-Start, a programme similar to the government’s I-Start initiative. The move is aimed to connect students of the government’s English medium schools, rural entrepreneurs, women self-help groups (SHGs) in villages and innovators.

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