Crescent Kashmir

Implementation of Bharat Net

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In order to provide internet connectivity in schools, hospitals, CSCs in the entire Jammu and Kashmir recently Chief Secretary chaired a meeting to review progress on implementation of Bharat Net scheme in Jammu and Kashmir.

He directed the officers to expedite the process for implementation of Bharat Net scheme in the UT so that all the Gram Panchayats are provided broadband connectivity within the shortest possible time frame.

Government of India has envisaged providing broadband connectivity to all gram panchayats throughout the country.

He was informed that Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Connectivity has been provided to all 427 GPs planned under Phase -I in 13 blocks of JKUT. Besides, 673 GPs have been connected through V sat in remote areas of all the districts under Phase I.

He said that all the 427 panchayats, which have been connected through OFC, can have multiple connections and will extend Internet facilities to a school, nearest hospital and a CSC centre (which can work from gram panchayat).

He was impressed upon the concern to ensure that net enabled gram panchayats function properly so that they could be used as hubs to connect youth clubs, anganwadi centres and other important public sector installations for awareness campaigns on government schemes.

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