A conference on implementation of BharatNet and other major telecom projects in Northeast was held in Guwahati on Monday. The conference is among the Chief Ministers of Northeast states.
The project is aimed at providing affordable broadband services to common people, institutions and people in rural areas in partnership with states and private sector.
Minister of State of the Ministry of Communications Manoj Sinha, inaugurated the first Satellite linked Gram Panchayat of India in Meghalaya. The Minister also inaugurated 100 WiFi in Gram Panchayats of Manipur using Bharatnet Project.
Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Keshab Mahanta Cabinet Minister for Science and Technology Assam Government, Chief Secretaries of NE States, Senior officers from Department of Telecom Ministry, Corporates from Bharat Broadband Network Limited and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited were present at the occasion.
Describing the BharatNet as the world’s largest rural broadband project, Union Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha said earlier that the vision and the mission of the country is to connect India to realize the goal of Prime Minister’s Digital India by bridging the digital divide.
Talking about the 2nd phase of the BharatNet, which plans to connect 2 lakh and 50,000 Gram Panchayats with the broadband network.