MK Seth, Chief General Manager, BSNL

'We have emphasized on rural connectivity and 5200 km of OFC will be laid this year to cover 1518 gram panchayats, which accounts for 70 percent of the total gram panchayats in the state. Kshetri Gaon Panchayat in Kamrup district is likely to become the first digital gram panchayat of the country. BSNL will provide 3000 hot spots at important places and has already initiated steps for automatic hook up points through wireless network.'

MK Seth
Chief General Manager,

BSNL plans to connect 1518 gram panchayats with optical fiber cable (OFC) this year in Assam to ensure rural connectivity. High-speed network will be installed in Guwahati by March this year and BSNL has taken steps for automatic hook up point through wireless network. There would be 3000 access points (hot spots) at important points.

Following demonetization, BSNL has tied-up with SBI and will soon launch an e-wallet called Mobicash.

Assam IT department's Joint Secretary Fakaruddin Ahmed said that a target has been set to make one lakh people digitally literate by March and 25 lakh by 2022. 'We have already trained 65000 people so far and our target is to make 25 lakh people digitally literate by 2022 for which Assam government has taken a holistic approach,' he said. Assam government has set the target to provide television, Internet, and telephone through a single connection to provide financial benefits to the people.

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