Broadband connectivity to 250,000 villages by Nov 2013

In order to improve public delivery mechanism in the country, the Indian government will connect 250,000 gram panchayats with broadband within 16 months.

The government has also assured that 58 pilots projects under implementation in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura to make available broadband connectivity, would be accomplished in next 4months.

The broadband connectivity for gram panchayats will:

· Help improve public services delivery mechanism

· Assist in getting real time feedback

· Aid training of panchayat and other grassroots functionaries

· Empower the community through e-library service

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