Ministry of Panchayati Raj
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Digital India Programme

Posted On: 30 NOV 2021 4:36PM by PIB Delhi

Under the Digital India Programme, BharatNet project is being implemented in a phased manner to provide last mile broadband connectivity to Gram Panchayats (GPs) in the country through Wi-Fi or any other suitable broadband technology including Fiber to the Home (FTTH). As on 01.11.2021, a total number of 1,66,088Gram Panchayats have been made Service Ready in the country, including 8,386 Gram Panchayats in Chhattisgarh.

All the Gram Panchayats are to be provided broadband connectivity under the BharatNet project.Further, as part of this project, the last mile connectivity is to be provided through Wi-Fi or any other suitable broadband technology in all GPs to access broadband/internet services.The scope of BharatNethas beenrecently extended upto all inhabited villages beyond Gram Panchayats. The targeted date for completion of the project is August, 2023.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.



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