Telangana govt inks pact with Microsoft

Telangana government signed an MoU with Microsoft Corporation India wherein Microsoft will help the government to explore cloud, machine learning and mobile-based solutions to improve citizen services, education, healthcare and agriculture in the state.

At the MoU signing event, Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said, “Telangana government believes that ICT is the key to building not only a stronger economy but also an efficient and effective governance system.”

“Through this partnership of ours with Microsoft, we are confident about bringing in advanced solutions pertaining to our initiatives under Digital Telangana programme.” Ranjan added.

Microsoft India (R&D) Managing Director Anil Bhansali said, “Over the past year, we have experimented with cloud, mobile and machine learning based solutions for better citizen connect as well as to help students, farmers and patients in India.”

“We are delighted to bring many of those learnings to Telangana and explore new use for these world-class technologies.”

As per the MoU, Microsoft India will work with Telangana government to support the development of cloud and mobile-based solutions and support the use of machine learning and advanced visualisation to help solve challenges in the fields of education, agriculture and healthcare, according to an release.

“Telangana government has been an ardent promoter of ICT solutions, particularly in the fields of agriculture, citizen service delivery, education and healthcare. Having crossed the magical figure of 7 crore online transactions through MeeSeva, the government is miles ahead of other states with its robust citizen service delivery platform,” added Jayesh.

The State has also launched an innovative ICT enabled solution for government schools called TS-CLASS (Telangana State Computer Literacy and Skills in Schools) to revolutionise the way students are taught.

“Additionally, the government, in collaboration with various partners, has deployed IoT enabled solutions such as healthcare teleconsulting for remote geographies and online marketplace cum support platform for farmers,” he added.

Source: PTI

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