Digital India programme: Grand but attainable ambitions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative aims to bolster the technical infrastructure for e-governance and e-commerce in the country, and also hopes to reach out to 250,000 panchayats, enlarge the scope of citizen delivery services and allow a greater participation of citizens as part of the Centre’s ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ approach. Along with…

5807 Karnataka gram panchayats to get rural optical fibre connectivity through Digital India

5807 gram panchayaths, including block headquarters in Karnataka, would be getting rural broadband optical fiber connectivity under the ‘Digital India’- BharatNet fiber project by Bharath Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), Bengaluru by this year end. BharatNet fiber is a centre -state collaborative project of BBNL to facilitate the delivery of e-governance, e-health, e-education, e-governance, e-banking and…

‘Optical fibre in 5202 panchayats by March’

BSNL has been given the responsibility of Digital India project in Bihar and 16 other states. India has been divided into two parts, one which has the internet facility and the other lacking it. This digital divide has to be removed by laying optical fibre in every panchayat to provide broadband connectivity to rural India,…