The official website of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office is now available in six regional versions. The languages include: Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Malayali, Gujarati and Telugu.
The new websites were recently inaugurated Minister of External Afairs Sushma Swaraj. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the government will launch the Prime Minister's official website in other regional languages also in a phased manner.
Earlier, the PMO website, www.pmindia.gov.in - highlighting various initiatives of the government - was available only in English and Hindi.
"I thank all those who have worked tirelessly in the creation of the new versions of @PMOIndia site in various languages. Thanks to @SushmaSwaraj ji for launching @PMOIndia site in 6 languages," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
"These sites will further strengthen my interaction with you all," PM Modi added.
In another tweet, PM Modi said, "If you find any parts of these language websites that need to be corrected, you must let us know. Your feedback is always welcome."
The initiative is part of Prime Minister's efforts to reach out to people and communicate with them in their own languages .The launch of regional language websites is also seen as an attempt by the government to facilitate greater and faster communication between citizens and the PMO’s office.