E-governance a distant dream in state

Rajasthan may be the number one state in terms of IT-enables services, but it lags behind several states, including Himachal Pradesh, in e-transactions.

As per eTaal, a portal of the department of electronics and information technology, Rajasthan doesn’t figure even in the top five states in terms of e-transactions per 1,000 population.
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GIS tech to help identify potential areas for expanding sericulture

The Central Silk Board (CSB), under the Ministry of Textiles, has taken up a project to identify potential areas forsericulture expansion, using remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) technology. Under this project, using RS and GIS technologies, the CSB has identified land suitable for sericulture in about 108 districts spread over to 26 states. Out of this, 41 districts from 8 North-Eastern states…

Non-Aligned Movement addressing the digital Divide

Science, technology and innovation have become key factors contributing to economic growth in both advanced and developing economies. In the knowledge economy, information circulates at the international level through trade in goods and services, direct investment and technology flows, and the movement of people. Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been at the heart of…

Joint Press Statement of the U.S.-India Information and Communications Technology Working Group Meeting

The meeting of the United States-India Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group, which promotes development in the ICT sector for mutual benefit was held in Washington, DC, January 14-15, 2015. The Participants noted that the ICT Working Group aims to strengthen collaboration between the governments and private sector of the two countries in the…

India, US to collaborate on ‘Digital India’ initiative to enhance e-governance and e-services

India and US have agreed to continue to explore the opportunities for collaboration on implementing India’s ambitious Digital India initiative, with the goal of enhancing digital infrastructure, deploying e-governance and e-services. The initiative is also aimed at expanding the diffusion and use of ICT as a tool to expand economic opportunity, boost productivity, create jobs,…

St Teresa's e-Jaalakam Scoops National Award

A unique project by St Teresa’s College is continuously garnering laurels and winning accolades one after the other. The e-Jaalakam project, after pocketing the State Government Award for Innovation in Public Services a few months ago, has been selected for the National Award for ‘Outstanding e-governance Initiative by Academic and Research Institutions’ instituted by the…

St Teresa’s e-Jaalakam Scoops National Award

A unique project by St Teresa’s College is continuously garnering laurels and winning accolades one after the other. The e-Jaalakam project, after pocketing the State Government Award for Innovation in Public Services a few months ago, has been selected for the National Award for ‘Outstanding e-governance Initiative by Academic and Research Institutions’ instituted by the…