On Saturday October 16, Sesawng Village Council Chairman Pu C. Lalremruata inaugurated BharatNet broadband connectivity in Sesawng Village, Mizoram.
An initiative undertaken under the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (AKAM) program marking 75 years of independence from India, the inaugural ceremony was organized by Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), Department of Telecommunications (DoT), government of India.
Broadband connectivity in this village has been considered as part of the Bharat Net phase II project of the Department of Telecommunications, in order to extend broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats in Mizoram.
As part of this effort, broadband connectivity will be extended to 762 village councils in Mizoram.
This broadband connectivity has been installed in the Sesawng-I village council office.
Equipment installed in around 241 village councils is either ready for commissioning or commissioning.
In addition, the 10 megabits per second (Mbps) broadband connectivity to Sesawng Village, provided as part of Phase II, is interconnected using satellite technology.
With the installation of BharatNet broadband connectivity, villagers can now access the Internet via Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi).
Residents can use the connectivity to take advantage of various online services such as ticket booking, e-commerce, online courses, online rations, e-governance services, etc.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the village council stressed the importance of internet connectivity to access online services, including online courses.
This will help students from economically disadvantaged families to take online courses and benefit from different online services, he said.
He also thanked the DoT and BBNL authorities for extending broadband connectivity to the village of Sesawng.
The president further provided details of the 214 mobile towers being put into operation statewide as part of the Comprehensive Telecommunications Development Project (CTDP), with the aim of expanding mobile coverage among uncovered villages.
The BharatNet program was started by the Indian government as part of the Digital India program to provide high speed digital internet connectivity to rural areas at a very affordable price.
Powered by fiber optics, this program is the largest rural broadband connectivity project in the world.