In order to give a boost to the IT sector in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will focus on cyber security and startup policy, building an e-city, providing internet to villages and distributing tablets and smartphones to students over the next 100 days.
The government will provide 7,57,322 tablets and smartphones to undergraduate and postgraduate students across the state over the next 100 days. So far, the IT and electronics department has distributed 4,74,661 of the 12,31,983 devices in its possession, according to a presentation made by the department to the Cabinet of Yogi Adityanath.
The BJP had promised that it would distribute two crores of tablets and smartphones to students over the next five years if elected to power in the 2022 UP Assembly elections. The Uttar government Pradesh distributed a crore of tablets and smartphones during his first term.
The CM asked the IT and electronics department to ensure that the achievements are presented in a phased manner, with the department setting the target at 100 days, six months, two years and five years.
In the next five years, the state government plans to construct an electronic city in the Yamuna Highway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) area, defense electronics clusters in Bundelkhand and medical electronics clusters in Lucknow-Unnao.
UP Government plans to enact Cyber Security Policy in 100 days as well as Uttar Pradesh Computer and Animation Policy, Visual Effects, Games and Comics (AVGC) in next two years .
The government also aims to amend the UP Start-Up 2020 Policy, UP Electronics Manufacturing 2020 Policy and UP Data Center 2020 Policy within six months.
The government plans to connect 3,000 village panchayats to the internet in 100 days and provide connectivity to all villages by 2024. The DigiLocker facility will also be granted to holders of 3.6 crore ration cards over a period of 100 days. The installation will facilitate their access to the ration anywhere in the country.
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