Villagers of Bihar’s 6105 Gram Panchayats will be provided free broad-band internet access by India Net for Digital Media under the initial six months. After that, four big companies in the country’s telecom sector – Vodafone, Airtel, jio and BSNL will provide broad band services to the villagers at a rate of 75 percent cheaper rate.
In the meeting of the Information Technology Ministers of all the states in Delhi on behalf of the Ministry of Telecommunications, it was decided that 5-6 Wi-Fi hotspots will be set up under Panchayats. So that villagers of all settlements can get the facility of internet.
In the meeting organized under the chairmanship of Communication Minister Manoj Sinha, it was decided that by March 2019, 1.5 million gram panchayats will be provided with broad band service. There are 2692 panchayats in 180 blocks in Bihar, in which broad band service will be provided.
The central government will soon be taking the tender and handing over the private sector service provider to lay the second phase of optical fiber in Bihar. To complete the second phase, the Central Government has sanctioned Rs 30,920 crore.
Broadband equipment will be set up in the Panchayat Government Building or Common Service Center where optical fibers have been laid up to the Gram Panchayats in Bihar. Besides, he will be given the responsibility of care and protection.
Under the Digital India program, India will provide all types of certificates and services, issued by government, along with health, education, agriculture as well as connecting to all broad rural Internet services by 2019 to all village panchayats of the country.
From the broadband service the country’s rural houses will be able to take advantage of many types of government services as well as entertainment.
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