- More IT Parks will be established at suitable locations in the State, preferably in tier-II townships to disperse the IT development uniformly envisaging local area development. For this, private investments will be encouraged.
- Data Centres will be developed at District levels, connecting offices of District Collectorates. Varieties of information and primary data related to the land and people such as income group, health and education status, land holding and usage, soil characteristics, weather reports, rainfall data, agricultural produce, business and commerce, consumption of commodities etc shall be stored in the computers of these data centres for future reference. Video Conferencing facility will be provided to all District Collectors so that the District Administration and State Secretariat can interact at all times. Vital information of the Government and important establishments may also be stored in a State level Disaster Recovery Centre in OCAC to safeguard them from possible damage or loss in case of any natural calamities.
The Secretariat LAN will be connected to a Statewide Wide Area Network with adequate connectivity through an Optical Fibre Cable back bone at District level and VSAT links at Block level, for information interchange with District and Block Level offices. Video conferencing facilities will be provided between the State and District administration.
Four thousand Information Kiosks will be set up through self-employment scheme in suitable urban and semi-urban locations in the first phase to offer access to Government information portal and citizen services. Government will provide suitable incentives and free training for this important IT infrastructure in the private sector. A number of e-services targeted for citizens' use will keep these kiosks commercially viable.
Adequate civic amenities like high quality accommodation, high-class education, health care facilities, amusement parks, entertainment facilities, public gardens and lawns, playgrounds, swimming pools, food plazas, gymnasiums, auditoriums, mini stadiums, children parks etc shall be created in the State Capital and in tier-II townships. This will create a rich ambience required for the growth and concentration of IT activities. All Government Departments will be obliged to allocate 3% of their Annual Budget under the head 'IT Budget' for procurement of hardware and software and 5% for building up the IT infrastructure by their own initiative or in conjunction with combined budget allocation of two or more Departments.
(i) Odisha Statewide Wide Area Network (OSWAN) will be implemented connecting the Secretariat to the District Head Quarters through broad band connectivity and from district to blocks through minimum 64 kbps data link. Additional connectivity to the blocks will be available through a VSAT network.
(ii) Government will encourage National Long Distance Operators (NLDOs) for building up a robust fibre optic network in the State connecting District Head Quarters and major towns.
(iii) Free Right of Way will be granted by IT Department to ISPs and NLDOs for laying of their cables in the State against negotiated/agreed upon band width and allied services to Government for use in the Government Network.
(iv) Government will encourage private participation for setting up international Fibre Landing Station at Paradip or Gopalpur Port to make connectivity abundantly available.
IT for Health Sector
(a). Telemedicine facility will be expanded to all hospitals up to the level of Public Health Centres located in the Block level. (b). All District hospitals and the Medical Colleges in the State will be connected through a Wide Area Network / Video conferencing Network for information interchange and skill sharing.