The Indian Information Technology and Communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that 50,000 villages in the country would have broadband connection in the current financial year (2014-15).
A per the minister, Over 1.5 lakh more villages would be linked with the facility next year.
Prasad has also said that the Narendra Modi government proposes to have broadband connectivity in all the villages in the country to facilitate e-commerce, e-education and e-health in addition to e-governance.
He further added, I have directed the officials of IT department and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to increase the number of business process outsourcing (BPO) centres in small towns like Gorakhpur, Ghazipur, Sagar and similar places in Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal.
The government of India would also get tax benefits, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants IT to expand to India. As per the BJP’s Lok Sabha poll manifesto to focus on the development of Eastern and Northeastern region.