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Raging waters of Thungabhadra. Endless stretches of Hampi where battles raged, emperors roared and chariots breathed fire. Beaches that appear like a dream out of nowhere. Cool hill stations that emerge out of mists like a perfect picture. Stubborn rocks that await dauntless climbers. Deep corridors of the tropical forests that invite wild wanderers. Dancers who set the night on fire and the chants at dawn that reverberate deep in your soul.

Karnataka is an ancient land with a history of over 1,500 years. Here, you can delve into centuries old architectural marvels, walk through famed monuments, get mesmerized by imposing world heritage structures, explore ancient rock-cut caves, experience breathtaking natural beauty, listen to spiritual chants, wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee with wildlife surrounding you or feel the tranquillity of endless beaches.

Everything in Karnataka is an intense experience. Enjoy the diversity and rich heritage of Karnataka. Nowhere else in India can you find such a profusion of monuments as in Karnataka. No wonder, Karnataka has been called the "Cradle of Stone Architecture". The magnificent world heritage sites at Hampi and Pattadakkal, the exquisite temples at Belur, Halebidu, and Somnathpur, the cave temples of Badami and Aihole and the stately Forts, Domes and minarets of Bijapur resurrect the state's history and cultural affluence. These peerless wonders are eloquent reminders of a rich heritage.

Karnataka has a wide range of songs and dances that revolve around hunting food gathering and burial rites. The state's rich and vibrant culture is reflected in varied art forms: Yakshagana, puppetry or Bombeatta, Bhootha Aradhane, Krishna Parijatha, Nagamandala and the various Kunithas

Karnataka is as much famed for its shrines, mosques, churches, and Jain basadis as it is for its natural and scenic splendours. These architectural wonders hold the key to the state's spiritual and historical past. Legends mingle with history, giving its shrines an evocative ambience that brings to life the richness of the state's spiritual culture. The religious circuit fascinates pilgrims and tourists as the enigma of Indian philosophy unravels in its architecture, religion, and cultural traditions.

Karnataka has its share of several lesser known hill stations. Each has its own unique charm; take your pick from sandalwood forests, coffee plantations, trekking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife. Nestled in the Western Ghats, these hill stations present spectacular views of dense forests, deep valleys, and magnificent sunsets.

Karnataka abounds in a torrent of sparkling waterfalls set amidst the sylvan environs of the districts of Kodagu and Uttara Kannada. West-flowing rivers gush through thick forests in coastal Uttara Kannada, breaking into streams that meander over hilly tracts to end in a series of dramatic, plunging finales throughout the region.

Karnataka's forests and wildlife are her priceless natural heritage. The State boasts of some of the largest jungle tracts south of the Vindhyas. From the majestic evergreen forests of the Western Ghats to the scrub jungles of the plains, a wide variety of habitats teem with diverse flora and fauna, some of them endemic to the region.

Flanked by the soaring Western Ghats in the east and blessed by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea in the west, Karnataka has a 320km long coastline dotted with unspoilt beaches and scores of temples.

With its unique geographical features, Karnataka provides adventure lovers with every kind of terrain except snow-clad mountains. Thrill seekers and environmentalists can indulge in a host of outdoor activities on land, water and sky. Karnataka's jagged coastline, the Western Ghats with their beckoning peaks, incredible craggy formations, expansive water bodies, and the many rivers that crisscross the state make it a heaven for adventure sports and other outdoor activities.

National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India, is a premier organization in the field of Information Technology and provides state-of-the-art solutions to the information management, dissemination, e-Governance and decision support requirements of the Government. NICNET, with its Nationwide specialists, is well rooted and functioning at all Districts, State/Union Territory Capitals and Central Delhi. Micro earth station node have been established in all the state Capitals, District Head Quarters and selective other centres.

NIC KARNATAKA

National Informatics Centre (NIC), started its State Unit (NIC-KSU) at Bangalore in 1987. It has entered into an MOU with Government of Karnataka and is actively involved in the computerisation activities of State/Central Government Departments, Public Sector Enterproses and other Autonomous organisations. The broad range of service include system study, design, coding, testing, training, implementation, software maintenance and handholding support.

By establishing NICNET covering majority of the Departments in Government of Karnataka at Bangalore and the 29 districts, it has enabled 'district- state date flow' and thus compiled database on most of the socio-economic sectors of development, delivering critical information at each of the 29 districts and the state as a whole. It has provided state-of-the-art solutions to the information management and decision support requirements of the State and Central Government departments. NIC-KSU is equipped with the most recent technological equipment like SAN (Storage Area Network) having five terra byte of disk space with 27 servers of heterogeneous operating systems and RDBMS. In addition, it is also equipped with P-IV Systems, Multimedia Systems, Routers, Bridges/Hubs, VSATs in Ku-band, RF network in Bangalore city, IP Advantage network, ISDN nodes, Desktop and studio based multisite video conference systems, connecting all metros and major cities in the country, form the communication infrastructure.

VSAT technology for WAN and RF Link for MAN have been in use to interconnect District NIC centres, Vidhana Soudha , Secretariat and many other Government Departments like Education, High Court of Karnataka, Agriculture, Industry and so on.

6th and 7th Floor,Minitower,Visveshwaraya Building,Dr.Ambedkar Veedhi
080-22863790
sio-kar[at]nic[dot]in
http://www.kar.nic.in

Karnataka receives NATIONAL URBAN WATER AWARD- Achieving Cost Recovery Through Effective Billing And Collection in BWSSB Awards

Karnataka has been conferred with the prestigious NATIONAL URBAN WATER AWARD- Achieving Cost Recovery Through Effective Billing And Collection in BWSSB award by the

Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India

for the year 2009. The award was given in the category - National, for the project BWSSB Ganakeekrutha Grahakara Seve,Water Billing and Collection System, developed by Karnataka.

The team members involved in the projects were:

Shri. A.Venkatesan, DDG & SIO
Shri. R.Venkatesh, TD
Shri. S.Sreekumar, SSA

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Karnataka receives WebRatna2012 Gold Icon for Citizen Centric Service for Krishi Maratavahini Awards

Karnataka has been conferred with the prestigious WebRatna2012 Gold Icon for Citizen Centric Service for Krishi Maratavahini award by the

Department of Electronics and Information Technology and NIC

for the year 2012. The award was given in the category - National, for the project Krishimaratavahini, developed by Karnataka.

The team members involved in the projects were:

Shri.A.Venkatesan, DDG & SIO
Shri.Shreekrishna bhat, Sr.TD
Smt.Rashmi BN, Programmer
Kum.Sweta K, Programmer

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All state bound projects of NIC are listed here, please click on the state to view the related projects.
  • CASCET for Education Department
    • Provides transparent admission and counseling process for Professional Colleges, B.Ed. and D.Ed. courses in Karnataka. Salient features are web enabled registration for entrance examination, automated audit trail for any back-end transaction, Bio-metric authentication for access, comparison statement as per key values and real answers, transparency/accuracy in rank generation & seat allocation.

      Contact Details

      A. Venkatesan
      sio-kar[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

  • BHAGYALAKSHMI
    • Bhagyalakshmi scheme of Women and Child Development Department, Government of Karnataka is aimed at elimination of gender bias and fighting female foeticide by raising the status of the girl child in the family in particular and society in general.

      Contact Details

      Mahabala Shetty M
      mshetty[dot]m[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      8022863218
  • BHOOMI for Revenue Department
    • BHOOMI - the land records management system is the first e-Governance project successfully implemented for the benefits of the common man, jointly by the Government of Karnataka & NIC Karnataka. It has been providing service to more than 70 lakh farmers of Karnataka since the last five years. BHOOMI has become the model for replication in many other States. It has received wide spread recognition from the public and also won the international award, Silver of CAPAM 2002. Salient features are Kiosk setup in each taluk to issue the land records documents to public on demand, Finger print (Bio-metrics) authentication to ensure fool proof system, PKI enabled BHOOMI & integration with Sub-Registrar's data, Mutation requests processed on First-in First-out Basis.

      Integrated Mutation Process (IMP) is process wherein the transactions result in partition of land will under go podi transaction along with regular sale or inheritance transaction. The result would be updation of textual and spatial data simultaneously. In the absence of IMP average delay in podi after partition of land on the textual data was approximately 20-25 years. The spatial data, which depicts the ground reality, was never in sync with the textual data. Karnataka Government has brought amendment to Karnataka Land Revenue Act making pre-mutation sketch compulsory for all the transactions. BHOOMI software has been enhanced to capture the details of pre-mutation sketch and surveyor has been introduced in the mutation process to ensure that proper podi takes place simultaneously along the any other type of transaction. Pre-mutation sketch would be used for podi and surveyor need not go to field once again for any type of measurement. Lot of changes has been carried out in software to change the workflow of request, scan the sketches, to facilitate simultaneous transaction on same land parcels after changing first one to normal transaction and subsequent one as integrated mutation taking care of podi activity of previous transaction also.

      BHOOSWADEENA-
      A Computerized land acquisition system with tight integration with BHOOMI
      - Land acquisition is the process wherein agricultural and/or non agricultural lands are acquired by government for various activities such as village/town extension, roads, culverts, reservoirs, canals, military camps, railways, industries etc., The purpose of this project is to develop a system to automate the process Land acquisition in the revenue department and integrate the same with BHOOMI. There are 54 regular land acquisition offices, there are some special Land acquisition offices created for a projects and agencies such as Industrial development board, National Highways etc., Proposed system would get integrated with BHOOMI (Computerized Land Records System). Activities of land acquisition would be reflected on the land records with the help digitally signed XML data exchange between two systems.

      BHOOSWADEENA system would :

      • Facilitating LAO in generating 4(1) notification, which is digitally signed.
      • Facilitating LAO for generating de-notification, which is digitally signed.
      • Facilitating LAO for generating draft 6(1) notification.
      • Facilitating dissemination of these notifications through WEB for information sake and digitally signed and bar coded notification to citizen through village telecentres / Bangalore-one centers at price fixed by Government.
      • Facilitating the concern authority in Government to digitally sign the 6(1) notification and dissemination of the same.
      • Facilitating LAO to submit court stay or vacation of stay on notification or de-notification thereby effecting the similar changes in BHOOMI database to avoid in-convenience caused to the public.
      • Facilitating automatic initiation of transaction for transferring lands acquired to acquiring body after 16(2) notification.

      Contact Details

      A. Venkatesan
      sio-kar[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

  • Financial and Stock Accounting System for PDS operations
    • Financial and stock accounting system (FIST) and ICT system used for monitoring the functioning of PDS operations.

      Contact Details

      P.V.Bhat
      bhat[dot]pv[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      8022863790
  • Samanya Mahiti for Department of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj
    • It is a general information system on the basic amenities available in the villages of Karnataka. It has data pertaining to about 400 parameters categorized into 21 sectors. Data collected at District/Taluk and transmitted electronically for consolidation at state.

      Contact Details

      A. Venkatesan
      sio-kar[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

  • Mukya Vahini for CM's Secretariat
    • It facilitates automated functioning of the CM's Secretariat. Salient features are petition monitoring & public grievances, Chief Minister's relief fund, web based application to generate action taken report from the departments, allows to review important projects and developmental works.

      Contact Details

      A. Venkatesan
      sio-kar[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

  • Karnataka State Excise ePayment System
    • As an extension of the Excise Transport Permit system that has already been implemented for Karnataka State Excise Department, The ePayment system provides a Web Based System to facilitate the following types of ePayment for the payer who has NetBanking facility with the Bank that is integrated

      Contact Details

      Reuban K
      reuban[dot]k[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      8025502571
  • DPEXMON(Monitoring of plan expenditure by District Planning dept)
    • The plan expenditure made by Zilla Panchayats are monitored against the budget estimates. The monthly expenditure for the schemes are entered , this will enable the officers to monitor the monthly and cumulative expenditure made for the schemes against the budget estimates.

      Contact Details

      M.S.Vijayalakshmi
      vlakh[dot]ms[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      9448058891/080-22868020
  • Drug Licence System
    • Drugs Control Department, Karnataka deals with licensing of both manufacturing and sales premises of drugs & cosmetics

      Contact Details

      R.Venkatesh
      r[dot]venkatesh[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      8022863218
  • e-Permit
    • DMG department Issues bulk permits to transport minerals. Based on the application, the bulk permit will be issued to the applicant after collecting the relevant royalty. The lessee will take the trip sheet at the mining site from the approved bulk quantity. Permit can be verified at checkpost. Permit can be renewed, cancelled, surrendered or closed after use.

      Contact Details

      M.S.Vijayalakshmi
      vlakh[dot]ms[at]nic[dot]in
      Karnataka

      9448058891/080-22868020

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