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Obama impressed with India’s e-governance

Obama impressed with India's e-governance

Sam Pitroda, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s adviser, put together the Open Government and Citizen Engagement Programme, including a video conference with farmers of Rajasthan village for benefit of the visiting US President who was impressed by India’s progress in bridging the digital divide.

Even the US has not taken technology and connectivity to remote corners in the way India has to deliver social services and empower people, President Barack Obama remarked after watching some citizen engagement programmes.

Obama said he was amazed the way information technology revolution was taking shape in rural India, how citizens were interacting virtually with local government bodies using internet and accessing information and services such as tele-medicine and e-education.

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