Information and Communication Technology (ICT) together with Internet is making it possible to share vast amount of knowledge and information and is driving all round socio-economic changes and growth. E-Infrastructure will be the key enabler for the information and knowledge society. E-Infrastructure comprises tools, facilities and resources that are needed for advanced collaboration and includes integration of various technologies such as Internet broadband channels, computing power, bandwidth provisioning, data storage, grid based resource sharing etc. To sustain the growth of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and to meet the challenges of globalization leading to highly competitive markets, there is a continuing need to invest in quality infrastructure, promote R&D efforts, create intellectual property in communications, Internet and broadband technologies, and address the related policy issues.
Initiatives of MeitY in the area of E-Infrastructure are funding e-infrastructure projects as follows:
To promote development of E-Infrastructure and to promote R & D in emerging areas of E-Infrastructure, this division has funded projects to various R & D Institutes and organisations. A list of R & D projects funded is given below.