Broadband connection to 50,000 villages by FY 14-15: India

By November 11th, 2014 AT 2:54 PM

Internet - BroadbandThe 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.

Also Read : Kerala to be the first state in India with broadband connectivity to all villages

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.

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Living in hardoi city..bsnl broadband status is fully like dead
from last 4 5 years nobody care.same position many other small cities
this is the scheme making profit from villege also
which going to make top bsnl
bcoz 80 % villege user till now do’t know about Real internet

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