In News: PM Modi to Launch his Pet Project Digital India

The launch of Digital India will take place over video conferencing from two villages in Indore.  

Updated01 Jul 2015, 03:10 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally launch the Digital India Project on Wednesday.

He will launch it via video conferencing in two village panchayats of Indore, a senior official said. The Digital India Project, a pet scheme of the Modi government, aims to connect all gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy.

The General Manager of the Indore Circle of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) MR Rawat said that ten village panchayats, which are around 35 km from Indore city, will be connected with high-speed internet service under Digital India.

Work to connect 335 village panchayats with high-speed internet is nearing completion, the BSNL official said. Rawat said that BSNL will kickstart celebrations to mark ‘Digital Week’ from Wednesday, under which school kids and commoners will be introduced to modern telecommunication techniques.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published: 01 Jul 2015, 03:08 AM IST

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