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2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats to be connected by National Optic Fiber Network

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Ravi-Shankar-PrasadAs a part of Digital India programme, 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats are to be connected by National Optic Fibre Network in next three years through seven lakh kilometers of Optic Fiber Cable.

“There is digital divide at present skewed towards Metro cities. Digital India programme will try to bridge this gap,” said Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. “Digital India programme is expected to generate five crore direct and indirect employment.”

The Ministry for Communication and IT has given its green signal to Rs 6,000 crore worth projects under the ‘Make in India’ program.

“The Minister for Communication and IT has said that Rs 6,000 crore worth projects were approved in his ministry under the ‘Make in India’ programme out of proposals worth Rs 20,000 crore that were received,” an official statement said.

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