Free rural internet services for six months

Under Digital India, free broadband internet service will be provided for initial six months by India net to the villagers of 1,00,000 (one lakh) gram panchayats of the country in which the 6,105 gram panchayats of Bihar are also included.

After that 4 big companies of telecom sector- Vodafone, Airtel, Jio and BSNL will provide  broadband services to the villagers at a discount of  75 percent.Iit was decided that 5-6 Wi-Fi hotspots will be set up under Panchayats. So that villagers of all settlements can get the facility of internet.

In the meeting of the Information Technology, Vigyan Bhavan (Delhi)organized under the chairmanship of Communication Minister, Manoj Sinha; it was decided that by March 2019, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats including 2692 panchayats in 180 blocks of Bihar will be provided with broad band service. The central government will take the tender and hand it over the private sector service provider to lay the second phase of optical fiber in Bihar. To complete the second phase, the Central Government has agreed to sanction Rs 30,920 crore.

In Bihar, broadband equipment will be set up in the Panchayat Government Building or Common Service Center where optical fibers have been laid up to the Gram Panchayats and they will be given the responsibility of care and protection of the equipment’s.

Under the Digital India Program, India will provide all types of certificates and services, issued by government, along with health, education, agriculture and it will connect to all broad rural internet services by 2019 to all gram panchayats of the country.

Through the broadband service the villagers will be able to access to all kinds of government services as well as entertainment.

6 thoughts on “Free rural internet services for six months

  • November 30, 2017 at 9:14 am
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    This is the good initiative. But people should know how to use effectively. In villages where there is a lack of education, the government should start some worthy programs for the same. They should know what are the benefits and consequences of the internet.

  • November 29, 2017 at 10:54 pm
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    Internet connectivity to rural India has always been an issue considering the vast geographical diversity of the country. Reaching to the rural most area of the country through laying fiber optics would take enormous amount of efforts and time. It will lead the country towards development.

  • November 26, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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    In the era of digital technologies this step works alot in rural development of our country. Surly this will contribute in e-service and slow down the rate of corruptions in Panchayat raaj(due to proper visibility between Panchayat and villagers). Also this step will give strength to weaker section of society it will help them to grow and proffer.

  • November 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm
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    This will help the villagers to use the facility of Internet leading to their exploration of new technology and services given by government . The upgrading of the villages will lead to the development of the state.

  • November 19, 2017 at 11:20 am
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    This will surely contribute in the development of the state specially in the rural areas and help The villagers to access all kind of government services properly and widen their knowledge about everything.

  • November 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm
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    A good step towards the development of the city. Not only it will be helpful in enlarging the scope of education in rural sectors of Bihar but also it will help one to get educated who wants to but is unable due to unavailability of technology or due to the lack of money.

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