Internet Connectivity, Free Wi-Fi to Make UP Villages Smarter


Aiming to make the villages of Uttar Pradesh digitally strong and smart, the Government of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday ordered that reliable internet connectivity would be provided in all the villages secretariats of the state. Along with connectivity at the secretariat, free Wi-Fi connectivity will also be provided to the villagers within a radius of 50 metres of the village secretariat.

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The move comes following instructions from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The CM has ordered that every village should be converted into a smart village to help youngsters connect to interact and open up their avenues. Additional Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar Singh said, “To promote the new economic activities of the state and central governments, good internet connectivity in villages is very important.”

Issuing orders to provide reliable internet connectivity in all the villages, Singh said, “CM Yogi’s vision is to convert the Gram Panchayats of the state into smart villages. The process of converting 58,189 Gram Panchayats into the Village Secretariat is already underway.”

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“We are also working towards ensuring that the people of villages do not have to visit multiple government departments to obtain different documents and records. They will be able to get all the documents and records from Village Secretariat with the help of Panchayat Sahayak and Common Service Centre (CSC),” he added.