Chandrababu Naidu

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In 1995, Chandrababu Naidu became the CM of AP and brought

drastic changes to the way a government functions. He advocated global thinking

and the use of high-speed digital communication facilities in order to find a

place in world map. He conceived the Andhra Pradesh broadband project, which

aimed to create a 1 GB pipe up to the district level and a 10-MB network up to

mandal level and 1 MB up to villages. The idea was to provide connectivity up to

the rural level for implementing e-governance applications.

Under his supervision, the DoT has connected all 1125 mandals

in the state with fiber-optic networks; a statewide area network has also been

set up connecting the Secretariat with each district headquarters. With this

dynamic leader, AP became one of the first providers of WAP services

internationally. Using information on the Internet for various programs

including tracking of cyclonic storms in the Bay of Bengal for evacuation of

people from coastal areas also made possible with Naidu's vision.