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India to invest Rs 40,000 cr in e-governance

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Update: 2010-07-17 18:13:17
India to invest Rs 40,000 cr in e-governance

The government of India has planned an investment of up to Rs 40,000 crore over a period of 4 years to roll out all the planned 1,100 e-governance services by 2014.

"We estimate an investment between Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 crore over period of 4 years for rolling out all the planned e-governance services. This investment will cover the cost of all kinds of hardware and software that will be required for capacity building,” said R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, The Government of India.

As per government record, over 600 such services are already being delivered to its citizens. These 600 services include all the services being offered by various states and the central government.

BDST: 1540 HRS, 18 July 2010

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