Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates Bharatnet broadband service in over 300 village panchayats : The Tribune India


New Delhi, November 1

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated Bharatnet project service in over 300 village panchayats through video conferencing, state-run Bharat Broadband Network Limited said on Sunday.

Along with the Bharatnet, Khattar also inaugurated “wifi chaupal”, the wifi service in rural areas, at a function organised by the district administration of Karnal.

“Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated BharatNet Project in over 300 gram panchayats (GPs) through video-conferencing. On the occasion, the CM praised the work executed by BBNL in BharatNet-Haryana Project. The CM also talked to Sarpanch and Atal Sewa Kendra in charge (VLE) of over 10 GPs,” Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) said.

According to the BBNL, which manages and monitors BharatNet roll out, every GP in Haryana is getting bandwidth of up to 250 megabits per second.

The BBNL said the sarpanches praised the BharatNet citing examples of many of villagers settled in metros, attending office, schools during lockdown from their village homes.

“Haryana is one of the few states where 100 per cent of the GPs have been provided broadband connectivity by laying of optical fibre cable under BharatNet. This is to achieve the ultimate objective of social inclusion and reducing digital divide by making available at an affordable price, broadband to rural citizens and institutions,” BBNL chairman and managing director Sarvesh Singh said.

He said already more than 5,000 gram panchayats of the state had been provided with Wi-Fi Hotspots and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections.

“In these GPs, more than 25,000 FTTH connections have been provided to schools, anganwadis, ration shops, health and welfare centres, police stations, post offices, gram panchayat buildings and other government institutions, CSC/VLE centres and also to private persons,” Singh said. PTI

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