WB gram panchayats complete e-governance project

CIOL Bureau
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KOLKATA,INDIA: AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), a global provider of processing solutions in the computing and graphics markets and the West Bengal Government today announced the successful deployment of AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processor based desktops for the gram panchayat e-governance project.


The project was aimed at enabling effective governance through PC penetration within the Panchayati Raj institutions.

The deployment covers all 210 Gram Panchayats across 19 districts of the state to primarily bridge the digital divide and further socio-economic opportunities for its citizens, said a press release. The project was initiated by the Panchayat Raj and Rural Development department of the Government of West Bengal.

Dr. Subir Roy, State Information Officer, National Informatics Center, West Bengal unit, who chaired the function announcing the completion of the project, said, “We wanted a dependable technology partner for this project, so that we could implement a robust, performance oriented and scalable solution. Our objectives have been met with AMD as our technology partner.”


A B Saha, executive director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, West Bengal, said, “The aim of e-governance projects is to bring about a positive change in the development of rural areas.”

According to Ranjit Kumar Maiti, joint secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal and head, Computerization Cell, West Bengal State Rural Development Agency, “With AMD’s help, we were able to implement a cost effective, innovative and standardized technology solution, which was extremely manageable and scalable.”

Speaking at the event, Ian Williams, corporate vice president, Asia Pacific Region, AMD said, “The Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Department (PR&RD) of the West Bengal Government is one of the progressive departments in the country which endeavors to effectively leverage the benefits of ICT.”