Update: Atanu Dey has made certain assumptions about the cost of BJPs IT rollout plan, and estimates that the overall cost will be around $80 Billion. Original Story: So the BJP has taken to technology with banner ads and a website, but some of the promises the party has made in its IT Vision Document made us wonder about why they didn't suggest that India will colonize Mars. Thanks to Harish Anand Thilakan of Influx for informing us about the document. Here are some highlights of the BJPs vision: Internet users to equal mobile subscribers; 100 crore mobile users in five years: India has, reportedly, 50 million active Internet users in India today, less than 6 million broadband connections and 360 million mobile users. Where is the comparison? India is adding 10-15 million mobile subscribers per month, so BJP's extrapolation of this growth to hit 100 crore in five years is quite possible, but 1 billion Internet subscribers? 2Mbps Broadband @ Rs 200 pm: This is a take on BSNL's broadband roll outs across the country, only with a price tag - Rs 200 per month. Two long scheme names were announced - National Digital Highway Development Project and the Pradhan Mantri Digital Gram Sadak Yojana for last-mile access even in the remotest of villages. It also says that all schools and colleges will have Internet-enabled education. Doesnt say when. Free Smart Phones For Below Poverty Line Families: It's dusk at a slum (choose any one of the thousands of them). A ragpicker holds a…
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