Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today asserted that his government’s utmost priority is to build a Digital Highway so that every village in the state is digitally connected within the next five years. Sonowal said that the best way to connect with today’s youths is through the digital medium and assured that this government is going to fulfill their hopes and aspirations through sincere and dedicated work. Calling on all Information Technology players of the country to be a part of this revolution, the chief minister said better IT infrastructure will be put in place in partnership with other private players to make Digital Assam a reality in the near future. Also Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outage
“Each rural household will be digitally connected so that people can get their needs fulfilled without having to travel to bigger cities and towns,” Sonowal said in his address at the Northeast Information and Communication Technology (NICT) Conference 2016. Sonowal added that better bandwidth will be facilitated so that internet connectivity in the state does not suffer. Speaking on the occasion, state Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also said that Digital Clubs will be set up in every village of the state from wherein people can directly avail all government services. Also Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2
The Digital Clubs will facilitate not only essential government services but also air and rail ticket booking, making the dream of e-Governance in Assam a reality. The E-Gram project will be henceforth handled by the IT Department of the state for seamless connectivity within the various departments.