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Business News
National Broadband Mission investment estimated at Rs 7 lakh cr: Prasad
 
New Delhi: The government's plan to provide broadband services in all villages of the country is likely to see an investment of Rs 7 lakh crore with 90 per cent of the contribution coming from industry players, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

"The likely investment under the National Broadband Mission is around Rs 7 Lakh crore which is to be catalysed largely by the industry out of which contribution by the government through Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) is envisaged to be around 10 per cent, that is, approximately Rs 70,000 crore which will cover all the states in the country including the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Under the National Broadband Mission (NBM), the government envisages providing broadband access to all villages in the country, including those in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, by 2022.

The NBM is seen as an extension of the BharatNet project under which the government is working to provide broadband connectivity to all gram panchayats (GPs).

In a separate reply, Prasad said that as of February 2020, a total of 1,36,693 GPs (including block headquarters) have been made service ready.

"Public wi-fi hotspots at 25,000 rural telephone exchanges of BSNL are being provided. As of February 2020, a total of 24,289 Wi-Fi hotspots are installed and out of them, 23,787 are providing services," the minister said.


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Asia stocks dive, dollar soars as ECB bazooka fails to ease fears
Govt may cut rate on small savings schemes in next quarter
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KERALA NEWS
Kerala has been successful in containing outbreak of COVID-19, claims CM
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the State has been success  
Elderly couple cured of COVID-19, says Kerala CM
32 new cases in Kerala, Elderly couple cured of virus
Covid-19: Punishment by police in Kannur for violating lockdown turns into row
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump recommends Americans wear face masks, but says he won't
 Washington, Apr 4 (PTI) President Donald Trump has recommended Americans to cover their faces with s
Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat
Bangladesh sees highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, extends shutdown to Apr 11
US wages all-out war to defeat "horrible" coronavirus: says Trump, as death toll crosses 5,000
NATIONAL NEWS
EC postpones elections to 11 UP Legislative Council seats amid lockdown
 Lucknow, Apr 4 (PTI) The Election Commission has postponed the elections to 11 Uttar Pradesh Legisla
Coronavirus: No community transmission in Goa, says CM
Madhya Pradesh: Two senior health officials test positive for Covid-19
43 more test positive for virus in Mumbai; death toll 19
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