Planned to deploy e-governance locally in Jammu and Kashmir, the administration will provide internet connectivity to an additional 3,195 grams of panchayats under the Bharat Broadband Scheme (BBS), officials said.
Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta held a meeting on Thursday to review the progress of projects related to the development of the Tawi River front and the implementation of the Bharat net program in Jammu and Kashmir, according to a statement.
While reviewing the implementation of the Bharat broadband program in Jammu and Kashmir in rural areas, the Chief Secretary was informed that 408 grams of panchayats and the headquarters of 14 blocks have been endowed with ‘an internet connection via a fiber optic cable while 658 grams of panchayats have been activated for the internet. connectivity, officials said.
No less than 3,195 grams of additional panchayats will benefit from internet connectivity during phase II of the project, they said.
Highlighting the importance of digital inclusion in rural areas, Mehta lobbied the Department of Rural Development (RDD) to ensure that internet-enabled gram panchayats are working properly, so that they can be used as plaques. hubs to connect youth clubs, anganwadi centers and other important public sectors. facilities for awareness campaigns and for the promotion of government projects and programs.
Mehta asked the Planning Development and Oversight Department to verify the functionality and effectiveness of the internet facilities already established in the 1081 gram panchayats by arranging interactions with the agents either by video conference or google meet.
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