December 4, 2020

All villages to be related with optical fibre in subsequent 1,000 days, says PM Modi



New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday introduced that the duty to attach India’s over six lakh villages with optical fibre community might be accomplished within the subsequent 1,000 days. Moreover, a excessive velocity web connectivity by way of submarine optical fibre cable might be prolonged to Lakshadweep on this interval, he mentioned.

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Purple Fort on India’s 74th Independence Day, he identified that solely 5 dozen panchayats within the nation have been related with optical fibre cable earlier than 2014.

The prime minister additionally introduced a brand new coverage on cyber safety to be unveiled shortly amid threats emanating from cyber house.

He mentioned the nation is witnessing enlargement of roads and web at unprecedented and speedy velocity, from the peaks of Himalayas to islands within the Indian Ocean.

Within the final 5 years, 1.5 lakh village panchayats have been related with optical fibre cable, Modi mentioned.

“Within the subsequent 1,000 days, all villages within the nation might be related with optical fibre,” he mentioned, including Lakshadweep too can be related with submarine optical fibre cable within the subsequent 1,000 days.

Modi just lately inaugurated the primary ever undersea optical fibre cable mission for Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is able to present excessive velocity broadband connections within the union territory at par with providers within the mainland.

The prime minister had laid the muse for two,312-kilometre Chennai – Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) connecting submarine optical fibre cable mission on December 30, 2018.

Referring to the digital India, he mentioned the significance of the mission has been realised through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Within the final month solely, transactions value about Rs three lakh crore passed off by way of BHIM UPI alone,” he mentioned.

Throughout the lockdown interval, digital transactions witnessed an enormous surge. MJH NKD MKJ