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eGram Vishwagram Project

This topic provides information about Gujarat Government Initiative to bridge Digital Divide among Rural and Urban.

Project Infrastructure Setup

eGram centers are established in Village Panchayats. They are equipped with VSAT Broadband connected PCs (with Scanner, Printer, UPS, Web Cam, VoIP Phone) and provide the e-services to rural citizens. Village Computer Entrepreneur (VCE) works on on PPP Model and delivers services through eGram Centers. About 14,004 e GRAM centres have been established.

e Gram Broadband VSAT connectivity Network is known as PAWAN Network and is Asia’s Largest Public Domain VSAT Network. Following are key attributes of this network:


Availability for

Bandwidth Available

Total (in Mbps)


2500 Concurrent User

16 Kbps burstable upto 256 Kbps/site

72 Mbps


50(25 Duplex)

Per Node 16 Kbps burstable upto 64 Kbps

2 Mbps

Video Conference

18 Duplex Channel (36 Users)

Per Node 512 Kbps

19 Mbps

Video Broadcast Channel

1 Channel

3 Mbps

3 Mbps

Project Technical Support Team

To support the entire ecosystem, Technical Support and Training Service Provider Team (TSTSP) are deployed at Taluka, District and State level with core job of hardware and software support and capacity building of Village Computer Entrepreneur for successful service roll out in rural areas.

Services Enabled in Project

The e Services provided are broadly divided in two category:

Offered G2C Services

  • Birth & Death Certificate
  • Caste& Income Certificate
  • Tax Collection Receipts
  • Land Right Records Services (RoR-7/12 & 8A)
  • Application Forms of various development Schemes
  • ITI Application Form
  • Data Entry work for Government Departments like Health, Sports, Gram Sabha, Vanbandhu etc
  • Electricity Bill Collection
  • E Ration Card Coupon
  • iKisan- Farmer Registration
  • GSPC Bill Collection
  • District Officials conduct regular video conference with eGram centers every day.
  • Free VoIP Telephony is made available for Rural Citizens from eGram Centers

B2C services

  • e-Ticketing of Railways, Airlines, Bus
  • Utility Bill payments (Telephone, Mobile, DTH etc)
  • DTP work
  • Financial Services
  • Provide entrepreneurship skills:
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