Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh would soon become an “ideal state” in the field of e-governance with police offices, jails, hospitals and other services coming under it, Sam Pitroda, the advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said.

“Besides establishing systems like e-order, e-summons and e-library, police offices, hospitals and jails would also be controlled through e-governance,” Pitroda told mediapersons here last night after calling on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

It would be beneficial for the state to also link universities, reserved institutes and industrial groups with knowledge network, he said, adding that e-connectivity would also be made available to all the gram panchayats soon.

The number of pending cases in courts can also be brought down considerably with the use of information technology under e-court scheme, he said.

The advisor, to PM on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, said education, health and rural development were priority sectors for Madhya Pradesh.

He said that Bhopal could become a global-level ‘environment city’ because of its biological, botanical and natural wealth as well as sources of traditional energy.

Unlike most other cities, Bhopal had two world heritage sites within a distance of 40 kms.

Pitroda was also shown a presentation on the work done by the state government in various fields.

Apart from talking to the Chief Minister, he also held discussions with a number of senior officials on the government functioning in Madhya Pradesh.