The BharatNet project, one of the flagship schemes of the Government of India, was launched to provide broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakhs Gram Panchayats in the country. The project was designed to provide non-discriminatory access to the network to all the telecom service providers to enable the launch of various digital services such as e-health, e-education, e-governance, etc in rural areas.
The Government approved a proposal to implement a Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan (CTDP) for the North-Eastern Region. The project aims at providing mobile coverage to the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
Comprehensive Telecom Development Project (CTDP) for islands aims to provide connectivity to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep via Submarine Optical Fiber Cable and Bandwidth Augmentation to the Island groups.
Telecom Commission, in its meeting held on 07.11.2014, approved in principle an integrated and Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep in accordance with TRAI recommendations dated 22.07.2014 for improving Telecom Services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. The plan consists of the following schemes:
This scheme aims to provide connectivity to various uncovered villages and aspirational villages.
The scheme aims to connect all rural and far-flung villages in the LWE zones ensuring proper delivery of citizen services and empowered security forces.
Projects were approved to harness new digital technologies and platforms to unlock productivity and reach unserved and underserved markets, leading to economic growth and development and ensuring access to next-generation services for its citizens.