BJP govt targeting internet connection in all gram panchayat by 2019

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IMPHAL, December 29: Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari who is now a BJP MP claimed that the NDA government led by Narendra Modi will provide internet connection in all gram panchayats by 2019 under the Digital Literacy Mission.

Speaking to media persons at the BJP Manipur office today, Bhagat Singh said his two day visit to the State capital was in connection with the launching of the Digital Literacy Mission in the State yesterday.

He said the Prime Minister’s target is to include India in the category of the world’s most developed countries.

Only dialogues and speeches will not develop India, he said.

There is a need to work on every field to realise the dream, he added.

The BJP since the time of Atal Bihari Vajpayee has only launched unique developmental programmes like the PMGSY, he said.

He elaborated, since the launch of the PMGSY scheme, road connectivity in the country has improved much.

Likewise, the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to replace the use of paper by going online, he said.

With this objective, the e-governance was launched in the country, he added.

He said Narendra Modi is targeting that everyone including the old and the young should have atleast the basic internet knowledge so that everyone can easy access the schemes like zero balance account and those availed under the Mudra Bank facilities.

He said the Digital India Mission targets to provide internet facility to every Gram panchayat and inter-connection among the more than 2 lakh gram panchayats of India.

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