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The government on Monday launched clinical trial of BharatNet project through that it aims to supply high-speed broadband connections to any or all panchayats by the tip of 2019.
Major medium players like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, plan Cellular, and Vodafone Asian country have given cheques to the govt to rent infrastructure in gram panchayats (GPs) to supply broadband services.
Jio has given over Rs. 13.19 crores, Airtel Rs. 5 crores, plan Cellular Rs. five hundred thousand and Vodafone Rs. eleven hundred thousand to require property to villages in rural Asian country.
“We square measure really moving towards a digital future. BharatNet is associate intergral a part of Digital Asian country. With BharatNet we have a tendency to hope to the touch many lives,” Communications Minister Manoj Sinha aforementioned whereas addressing the individuals throughout the launch.
The government is beginning the clinical trial with associate outlay of Rs. 34,000 crores.
Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan aforementioned BharatNet clinical trial is ninety p.c completed. it’ll be totally completed by Dec 2017.
Under clinical trial, one hundred thousand GPs or three hundred thousand villages were connected. clinical trial of BharatNet is predicted to attach one.5 lakh Gps.
The medium Ministry has signed note of Understanding (MoU) with seven states – Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, geographic area and Jharkhand. These states can roll out the project on their own with partial funding from the Central government.
State-run Asian country Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) can roll out fiber in eight states – Assam, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, state, state, Jammu and Kashmir and geographical region, and grid Corporation of Asian country in 3 states – Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Odisha
“With BharatNet Asian country is expecting to double fibre optic property across the country from one million kilometer to two million kilometres,” Sundararajan aforementioned.
She aforementioned all the instrumentality – fibre, natural philosophy – utilized in this project were endemic.
“With this programme we have a tendency to expect link twenty five hundred thousand government establishments and fifty hundred thousand households,” she supplemental.
Saying that the key objective of this project is to supply organic process services, Sundararajan aforementioned this project can trigger service revolution.
“This project has the potential to contribute three.3 p.c to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country, that is Rs. three hundred thousand crores,” she supplemental.
Phase II of the project can found out Wi-Fi in each village, that tender are going to be floated shortly.