Mobile Van to provide IT services in remote areas

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Dehra Dun, Oct 10 (UNI) To provide IT services to the remotest area of Uttarakhand, Hemwati Nanadan Bahuguna Garhwal University, today launched a Mobile Van equipped with a V-Sat antenna along with all the necessary computer equipment for delivering e-services at Srinagar (Garhwal).

Prof C S Sood, the coordinator of the initiative told reporters that the mobile van called JESIC (Janadhar E-Services and Information Centre) mobile has been leased to the University by IIT Roorkee.

The University was working in partnership with IIT Roorkee on a state government project.

The van will begin delivering services to locals and tourists at Badrinath and Mana, the last village on the Tibetan border, from tomorrow.

With the technical support of IIT Roorkee and funding from an IIT project, the JESIC mobile will be operated in the Badrinath area till the end of the Yatra season. Thereafter, the mobile will make a tour of the Districts of Chamoli and Uttarkashi to build e-awareness among the people.

He also said the University has approached IIT Roorkee for establishing a number of stationary Citizens Information Service Centres (CISCs) at a number of locations in the border areas of Garhwal division.

These CISCs are likely to be established in near future.


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