To boost the e-governance plans, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) took another step in his Digital India initiative by launching “Twitter Samvad”. It is aimed at helping government bodies and leaders to communicate directly with citizens on a daily basis via Tweets and SMS on their mobile devices.
Through Twitter Samvad, every day a set of curated Tweets will be delivered from the government and leaders’ accounts to mobile users across the country as SMS. Updates on government services, policies and activities can be delivered to any user with a mobile device signed up for the service with each of the 16 launch partners. Anyone with a mobile phone, with or without a data plan, can register for the service by giving a missed call to a unique number for each of the partners. See more