In a yet more brilliant e-governance initiative, Chief Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Gujarat Swarnim Gram E-Broadcast Project’ in Amreli on May 5, 2011, Thursday. Initially the project will be implemented as ‘district pilot scheme’ in 51 villages of 11 talukas of Amreli district.
Giving details of the project State Government Spokespersons Jaynarayan Vyas and Saurabh Patel said that state government will place LED display screens in villages with a view to establish direct contact with villagers. The government will use the LED screens to rapidly broadcast all useful information like - precautionary actions to be taken at the time of natural calamities, weather information for agricultural use, pro-village schemes of the government, 24-hour alert system, important public messages of the government, daily commodity rates, government recruitments, health related information and others.
Spokespersons said the project is one of the yields of the deliberations made during Chintan Shibir organized by Chief Minister this year and will be the first experiment of mass communication on village level throughout the nation.
Talking about various e-governance initiatives of the state government Spokespersons said the government has connected all 13696 panchayats of Gujarat with ‘E-Gram Vishwa-Gram’ broadband connectivity and has installed a state-wide GSWAN IT infrastructure network. SWAGAT online grievance redressal programme that let villagers to put their complaints directly before the Chief Minister has even won an international award for speedy settlement of grievances.