11 Nov : Himachal Pradesh has been awarded with the National Award for being the most progressive state in IT sector in the country.The India Tech Foundation gave the award for implementation of the Himachal State Wide Area Network (HIMSWAN) project effectively, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said.
He said the Himachal Pradesh happened to be the first state for having implemented the project in the country, connecting over 450 offices and 2,500 more were targetted to bring under its operation across the state, an official release said.
The CM said a programme had been formulated to establish 3,366 Common Service Centres (CSCs) all over the state with in a year connecting 3,243 gram panchayts with the facility.
He said his government was also working over creation of State Level Data Centre at Shimla in the near future.
Dhumal said that central funded Content Service Provider project had started in the state which links the state with the National Portal and would be connecting the entire world through the networking system.