Centre Clears Rs 2,000 Crore For BharatNet Phase 2 In Uttarakhand

The initiative will make web accessible in 5,991 gram panchayats, Uttarakhand CM stated (File)

Dehradun:

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 2,000 crore for BharatNet part II programme in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat stated the digital connectivity initiative will revolutionise telecommunication and web connectivity within the state.

The initiative will make the web accessible in 5,991 gram panchayats underneath 65 blocks unfold over 12 districts, Mr Rawat stated.

With the web reaching all gram panchayats by means of the initiative, a brand new period of improvement will start in Uttarakhand, the Chief Minister stated at a press convention right here on Saturday.

Describing it as an initiative that may revolutionise telecommunication and web connectivity within the state, Rawat thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and IT and Telecommunications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for it.

Financed by the Common Providers Obligation Fund – USOF – underneath the Telecommunications Ministry, the mega initiative is to be applied in two phases throughout the nation underneath the supervision of Bharat Broad Band Community Restricted.

In Uttarakhand, the programme will probably be applied by Data Know-how Improvement Company (ITDA ).

With the implementation of BharatNet 2.0, folks of the state will probably be
capable of simply avail amenities like e-governance, e-office, e-district, e-health, telemedicine, e-education, e-banking and so forth, he stated, including it is not going to solely make them self dependent but additionally generate employment alternatives.

Vital steps have been taken within the final three years within the discipline of IT, together with CM Dashboard that facilitates monitoring of improvement tasks on a precedence foundation proper from the block stage to the CMO.

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