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Bharat Net gets Rs 10,000 crore in budget 2017-18

The aim is provide broadband connectivity in rural areas at low tariffs

GN Bureau | February 1, 2017


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For budget 2017-18 the government has allocated Rs 10,000 crore to Bharat Net project, which aims to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across the country.
 
Finance minister Arun Jaitley said that 1.5 lakh kilometre of optical fiber will be laid with Wi-Fi hotspots across the villages, making high-speed broadband connectivity available and affordable in rural India.
 
Jaitley added that ‘Digil Gaon’ project will be launched that will make provide telemedicine, education and skills through digital technology.
 
The availability of hotspots will widen the accessibility of digital services of the government for people living in rural areas, he mentioned.
 
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