Centre has planned a total outlay of INR 23,000 crore over the next five years to take Internet facility to over six lakh villages across the country through one lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs). And from the total mentioned above, INR 6,000 crore will go towards the National e-Governance Plan.
Internet accessibility at affordable cost will go a long way towards promoting global partnership for growth as advocated in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.
Communications Minister A Raja was speaking after inaugurating a four-day conference of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. He further added that equal focus needed to be paid to cyber security and data protection and operational stability.