Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the commencement of 34 cyber laboratories in various parts of the state as part of the government’s efforts to crack down on cyber crime.
“We have started 34 cyber laboratories today and a total of 51 such labs will be started across the state. This will ensure that we have an upper hand while tackling crimes,” he said.
He was addressing people on the 70th Independence Day.
Commencing operations of cyber labs, that will be equipped to analyse mobile forensic and call detail records, is part of the state government’s proposed cyber crime project which is expected to be completed by December this year.
Fadnavis said the state government will provide all its services through a mobile application by October this year.
The CM had in January 2015 launched ‘Aaple Sarkar’, an integrated web-based platform, that allows citizens to register grievances and send suggestions to the government on various issues.
“Till now, we have had 30 lakh applications on ‘Aaple Sarkar’ portal, all of which have been addressed that has led to a 92 per cent rate of satisfaction. By October 2, all our services will not only be available online, but will also be available on an application. A mobile phone will become a government office for the common man,” Fadnavis said.
He said the government’s aim is to ensure that people do not need to visit government offices physically.
The government has spent over Rs 9,000 crore to provide relief to farmers grappling with incessant drought, erratic climatic conditions and monetary loans, he said.
The government, as a part of its tree plantation drive, has planted about 2.5 crore trees, he said, adding that around five crore trees will be planted over a period of five years.