Bhubaneswar:14/1/21: In view of necessity for high-speed internet for office work in blocks and Gram Panchayats, Odisha Government has set a timeline for completion of internet connectivity project by end of May this year.
The timeline was fixed at a high-level meeting held on virtual mode from Lok Seva Bhawan on Wednesday.
Reviewing the progress of Bharat Net project, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said, “At present time, internet connectivity is a basic requirement for maintaining high growth rate in rural sector. It will help the process in skill development and improve education and health services apart from empowering citizens. People can avail of various services provided through online mode. The Gram Panchayats can also be connected through video conferencing.”
At the meeting, it was decided to provide broadband connection to all government offices including schools, hospitals, banks and common services centres. The telemedicine centers and agriculture kiosks will also be provided the internet for facilitating healthcare and agri-commerce services.