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Bharat Electronics provides 7.5 lakh EVMs to Govt

Bharat Electronics provides 7.5 lakh EVMs to Govt
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First Published: Tue, Apr 28 2009. 04 08 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 28 2009. 04 08 PM IST
Bangalore: Bharat Electronics Limited Tuesday said it had provided 7.5 lakh Electronic Voting Machines to the Indian government out of which 1.02 lakh were provided last year, now being used during the current polls.
The total value of the 1.02 lakh units was Rs105 crore, CMD V V R Sastry told media here.
He said some countries abroad had shown keen interest in EVMs manufactured by the company.Those that had expressed interest were countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Namibia, the Phillipines, Honduras, Malawi, and Mauritius.
BEL had modified the EVMs to suit the requirement of the countries as the election procedure in these countries were different.However, the constitution would have to be amended for such EVMs to be deployed and some of these countries were in the process of initiating the changes required to deploy EVMs instead of the traditional ballot papers,he said.
A bulk order of 2000 EVMs was expected from Namibia in the next two months. However, the commercial value had not been worked out.
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First Published: Tue, Apr 28 2009. 04 08 PM IST