Microsoft's Swaraj, solution for Panchayati Raj system

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) Global Software giant, Microsoft today launched a state-of-the-art software to manage Panchayati Raj system in the country.

The software, Swaraj, can provide critical information on schemes, funds, land and works besides baseline information to evolve Panchayats' infrastructure and human development indices and can run on both connected and unconnected scenerios and has an inbuilt analytical tools to study the data collected on a real time basis.

Speaking at the launch, Panchayati Raj and Youth Affairs and Sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar said, ''Instead of taking social responsibility as a donation, the corporates should involve the empowerement of the deprived section by involving them in their own growth story, and with Swaraj, Microsoft is doing the same.'' The minister also released a compendium of e-governance initiatives in India titled 'India Innovates'.

Microsoft also signed an MoU with the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) to address the training requirements of technology students in the state.

The memorandum centres around a training program that will be open to all final-year and pre-final-year engineering students (BE) graduating in computer science and information science, as well as final year students of Masters in Computer Applications (MCA).

UNI

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