The state government has an ambitious plan to make one person from each family computer literate in the next two years, said IT/BT and science and technology minister S R Patil.
He was speaking after inaugurating a programme to teach the functions of internet to government school students here on Tuesday.
He said four lakh students would be benefited by this programme. “We have reached the stage of booking and taking delivery of goods and services online. In the light of this, the government has plans to make at least one from each family computer literate,” he added.
Patil said training would be imparted to students twice in a year in more than 400 centres.
“Broadband facilities have been given to all gram panchayats in the country at a cost of Rs 20,000 crore. Henceforth, the administration would run on e-governance. This will be possible when everybody will get computer education,” he said.
On demand for more funds for science and research by Bharat Ratna-designate scientist Prof C N R Rao, Patil welcomed his statement and said the government would give more funds for research.