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‘Maha govt to partner HP to digitally empower 28,000 villages’

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Mumbai : The Maharashtra government is expected to join hands with Hewlett Packard Enterprise with an aim to digitally transform 28,000 villages across the state.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on a two day tour to the USA, visited HP in San Francisco and had a meeting with CEO Meg Whiteman.

“HP is keen to partner with Govt of Maharashtra for MahaNet-an ambitious program of GOM to take digital fibre to 28,000 Gram panchayats,” the CM said on Twitter.

By digitally empowering these 28,000 villages, it will ensure efficient governance, best healthcare and education facilities, Fadnavis tweeted.

The Chief Minister,who left for the trip on Sunday night, reached San Francisco late yesterday.

He is in the US to participate in the Oracle Open World 2016. Fadnavis is the first CM invited there to deliver a keynote address before the global tech experts.

Fadnavis on reaching San Francisco said the agenda of his visit was “Maharashtra’s economic growth and employment generation.”

Oracle will sign an MOU with the state government to develop a comprehensive ecosystem for Smart City initiative (which includes funding and nurturing three smart cities of Kalyan-Dombivali, Mira Bhayander & Pimpri Chinchwad).

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