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TARAhaat - Indian Internet Portal

Abstract: is the Internet Portal set up by Development Alternatives and TARA to connect the rural community to the rest of the world. The portal provides a wide variety of content, including e-education, e-health care, e-commerce, e-governance and e-entertainment. Access to the portal is provided by TARAkendras, which are commercial village level business centers franchised by TARAhaat. The social objectives of TARAhaat and its promoters are achieved by cross-subsidy from the more profitable revenue streams generated by other services provided by the TARAkendra. This is an example of an egov initiative.