New Delhi: The government Thursday approved a Rs1,623.2 crore scheme for establishing data centres across states and union territories as a part of the national e-governance plan.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the scheme under which data centres will be set up with technical and financial support from the Centre.
The scheme has an outlay of Rs1,623.2 crore, which includes both capital and operational expenses, for a period of five years, an official statement said.
State data centres would enable the states and union territories to set up robust, shared and secure infrastructure to host state-level e-governance applications to deliver government to government, government to citizen and government to business services electronically, it added.
The scheme would be implemented in a period of 12 months from the date of approval of individual state data centres based on proposals from the states, the statement said.
The CCEA also gave approval for implementation of the ongoing plan scheme for creation of consumer awareness during the 11th Five Year Plan.
Awareness would help in emergence of consumers who, irrespective of age, socio-economic class basis or gender, are empowered enough to make free, fair and informed choices, it said.