With the commissioning of the first National Information Infrastructure (NII) project at Peren district today, Nagaland has become the first state in the country to be ready for implementation of ICT infrastructure.
A programme to launch the project was held at the conference hall of Civil Secretariat with chief minister, TR Zeliang as chief guest and joint secretary (SM), MeitY, government of India, Sanjiv Mittal as the guest of honour.
NII is a part of the Digital India initiative that seeks to integrate the network and cloud infrastructure in the country to provide high speed connectivity and cloud platform up to panchayat level. Every recognised village under Peren district and administrative headquarters would be provided with free high speed wireless connectivity.
Though the project is presently under implementation, it plans to do the pilot fully on wireless including backbone connectivity from Peren district to the state capital, Kohima. The planned pilot in the state covers 7 blocks, 89 Gram Panchayats (GPs) and 311 government offices till GPs in Peren district, the task of deploying infrastructure has been fully accomplished. Read More…