BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Sept 1: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today reiterated that the development of the state on a war footing is the Government’s utmost priority and building the Digital Highway to this affect is of paramount importance. Speaking at the Northeast Information and Communication Technology (NICT) conference 2016 at a city hotel, Chief Minister Sonowal said that every village of the state will be digitally connected in the next five years and called on all IT players of the country to be part of this revolution.
Chief Minister Sonowal said that every rural household will be digitally connected so that people can get their needs fulfilled without having to travel to bigger cities and towns.
He said that the best way to connect with the youths is through digital medium and this government is going to fulfill their hopes and aspirations through sincere and dedicated work. Better IT infrastructure will be put in place in partnership with private players to make Digital Assam a reality and better internet bandwidth will be facilitated so that internet connectivity in the state does not suffer from any lag.
Education minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was also present at the conference, spoke about Digital Clubs to be set up in every village of the state from where people can directly avail the government services.
The Digital Clubs will facilitate services like air and rail ticket booking, digital books reading apart from essential government services making the dream of e- Governce a reality. The e-Gram project will be henceforth handled by IT department of the state for a seamless connectivity within the various departments.