The telecom department has put in the hard work behind the success of fulfilling the Prime Minister's vision of Digital India. Special emphasis has been laid on providing internet services across the country.

Before 31 December 2017, 1 lakh gram panchayats were linked with high speed optical fiber network. This was accomplished in the first phase of the Bharat Net Project. Bharat net will provide broadband services to 2.5 lakh villages of the country, benefitting about 20 crore people. 

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha says that Bharat Net is the largest project of its kind in the world to deliver broadband services to remote villages.  He emphasized that it is playing a key role in realizing the Prime Minister's vision of a Digital India, and will create an ecosystem for large scale job creation in the country.

The target for completing the second phase of Bharat Net is March 2019 in which two lakh fifty thousand gram panchayats will be connected by broadband.

The government intends to complete the project before the scheduled time. Government has clearly stated that there is no shortage of funds to complete the work on time. Bharat net is proving to be a revolutionary project in creating broadband and Internet in rural India. It will have a far-reaching and constructive impact in different areas in future. – DD News


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