Odisha, Bengal pavilions highlight digital connectivity


New Delhi:  In keeping with the trade fair theme, Odisha and Bengal pavilions have highlighted various steps being undertaken for digital connectivity and e-governance in their respective states.

Digital India is the theme of the 36th India International Trade Fair which was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee here today.

Odisha has taken several steps to digitally connect every nook and corner of the state for a swift service delivery mechanism, Odisha Minister for Forest and Environment Bikram Keshari Arukha said while inaugurating the Odisha pavilion.

Highlighting the e-governance, Arukha said, under the digital Odisha campaign our state ensures that the government services are made available to citizen electronically.

As per the Digital India theme, Odisha Pavilion has been designed and decorated to showcase various initiatives of the state government for a service delivery mechanism in various fields.

The role of new technologies like electronics and IT — especially effective e-governance initiatives, stronger online infrastructure and wider internet connectivity — in ensuring a better, faster and more transparent public service delivery, and overall improvement in the quality of lives of people, is the highlight of West Bengal pavilion at the trade fair.

Besides, Bengal is also exhibiting state’s great artistic and cultural heritage, its superb handicrafts and handloom products, its prowess in power generation, industry, agriculture and tourism, the digital boost in higher and school education sector as well as its present achievements and future opportunities.

Bengal pavilion was inaugurated by School and Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee.