Current Affairs Question No. 7753

How much amount has been allocated for Bharat Net Project to promote digital transactions into rural India?
[A] Rs. 20,000 crore
[B] Rs. 10,000 crore
[C] Rs. 15,000 crore
[D] Rs. 5,000 crore

Rs. 10,000 crore
In the Union Budget 2017-18, the Government of India (GoI) has allocated Rs. 10,000 crore for Bharat Net Project to promote digital transactions into rural India. Under the project, the high-speed internet connectivity will cover approx 150,000 gram panchayats with Wi-Fi hotspots and digital services will be access at low tariffs. Beside this, the DigiGaon initiative will also be launched to provide tele-medicine, education and skills through digital technology.

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