The Gujarat government has launched Phase-I of the ‘Digital SevaSetu’ programme. Under the program, the government plans make public welfare services available at the e-gram office in all the 14,000 state gram panchayats (GP) by connecting village panchayats through an optical fibre network.

In addition, government services will also be made available online at the village level by 2021.

While launching the programme, Vijay Rupani, chief minister, Gujarat, said that the programme will deliver 27 government services and schemes to more than 3,000 state gram panchayats.  Further, the services will be available in 8,000 villages by December 2020.

Under the programme, around 2,792 village panchayats have already been connected with with 100 MBPS optical fibre network to facilitate online availability of public welfare services.

The ‘Digital SevaSetu’ programme is the digital avatar of the ‘SevaSetu’ programme which was started by the minister in 2016 and is in line with the Centre’s Digital India programme.