Friday, June 25, 2010

All Panchayats In India To Get Broadband Access By 2012

Every Panchayats in India would have access to broadband service by 2012, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot said.

The Minister said this when he came to flag off a special train to promote the Commonwealth Games across the country. He stressed that, now was the time that IT should reach remote areas of the country and efforts are on to provide the facility in rural areas.

Earlier, he had said that, penetrating internet facility to every single Panchayat would bring changes in the functioning of government.

Metros and some important cities have larger access to broadband whereas rural areas as of now have only limited access. Providing more connectivity to the rural areas, would help in bringing more companies to small towns and villages.

About the Commonwealth Games, Pilot said it was a matter of pride for Delhi to host the Commonwealth Games and exhorted the people to help the government make Games the best ever.


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