Raipur, April 11: Ten thousand gram panchayats in Chhattisgarh will be connected to internet facility under Bharat Net project. The decision was taken at a meeting between Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and Union Communication Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday.
During the meeting, the chief minister informed the union minister about the efforts of Chhattisgarh government in providing communication facilities in the remote areas of the state and urged the Centre to provide assistance in this regard. Principal Secretary to CM Aman Kumar Singh was present at the meeting.
The chief minister said that the state government has set a target of providing internet connectivity to 4000 gram panchayats in the first phase under NOFN by May 2017. He added that an action plan has also been chalked out to bring internet connectivity to 5987 gram panchayats in the second phase under Bharat Net project by December 2018 and the Centre will provide funds in this regard in next two years.
He said that Chhattisgarh has achieved the desired target in Jan dhan and Aadhar in Prime Minister’s JAM trinity but is lagging behind in achieving mobile connectivity. He said that he is sure that the state will achieve mobile connectivity through Bharat Net project. The union minister assured that the centre will provide all possible help to Chhattisgarh under Bharat Net project.