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Chhattisgarh takes top spot in PM Modi's Digital India push

india Updated: Jul 10, 2015 11:21 IST
Ejaz Kaiser
Ejaz Kaiser
Hindustan Times

Chhattisgarh has come out on top in the country in organising activities and getting the maximum participation of citizens as well as people's representatives at the district, common services centres (CSC) and gram panchayat level during the Digital India week.

To empower people with the use of information technology (IT) Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Digital India Week - an umbrella programme of the government comprising various projects to transform the country into a digitally empowered and knowledge economy - on July 1.

During the week-long event, the government besides creating awareness has connected with people through its network of CSCs by delivering a wide range of e-services.

The Centre has created a portal to register entry of the activities and series of performance carried out across the nation during the week. The entry on this portal is permitted till Friday morning.

The Union ministry of communications and information technology late on Thursday released data revealing the positions of various states at different levels under the Digital India programme.

According to the data, Chhattisgarh leads in the events held at the gram panchayat level followed by Telangana and Manipur at the second and third position respectively. Similarly, Chhattisgarh secured the first place for organising the state level programmes followed by Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.

"The state has taken the message of Digital India-Digital Chhattisgarh programme to every corner of the state under the guidance of chief minister Raman Singh. From day one, the state organised various programmes from gram panchayat onwards to the state level," Aman Singh, the principal secretary (IT and energy), told Hindustan Times.

The Chhattisgarh Infotech & Biotech Promotion Society (CHiPS), is the nodal agency for propelling IT growth and implementation of IT plans in the state.