Approval of Revised Implementation Strategy of ‘BharatNet’

Share with Your Friends

BharatNet  | Approval of Revised Implementation Strategy of ‘BharatNet’

Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the revised implementation strategy of BharatNet through Public-Private Partnership model in 16 states.

  • Under the revised strategy, BharatNet will now be extended to all populated villages apart from Gram Panchayats in these 16
  • An estimated 81 lakh villages including gram panchayats will be covered under this.
  • The revised strategy also includes construction, upgradation, operation, maintenance and use of BharatNet by the concessionaires (private sector partners) who will be selected through a competitive international bidding process.
  • The efficiency of the private sector will be leveraged for operation, maintenance, utilization and revenue generation under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. As a result, BharatNet service is expected to be received faster.

About BharatNet (erstwhile National Optical Fiber Network)

  • It is a project of national importance to establish affordable broadband connectivity of 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps for all households and on demand capacity of all institutions in partnership with the States and the private sector.
  • Universal Service Obligation Fund as its funding source for this, a Universal Access Levy has been imposed on telecom operators.
  • It will be implemented in three phases, with Phase I covering 1 Lakh Gram Panchayats, Phase II covering 5 Lakh Gram Panchayats and Phase III focusing on upgradation of existing infrastructure.

Source – The Hindu

Download Our App

More Current Affairs

Click to Join Our Current Affairs WhatsApp Group

Join Our Whatsapp Group For Daily, Weekly, Monthly Current Affairs Compilation & Daily Mains Answer Writing Test & Current Affairs MCQ

In Our Current Affairs WhatsApp Group you will get daily Mains Answer Writing Question PDF and Word File, Daily Current Affairs PDF and So Much More in Free So Join Now

Register For Latest Notification

Register Yourself For Latest Current Affairs

January 2023
« Dec    

Mains Answer Writing Practice

Recent Current Affairs (English)

Current Affairs (हिन्दी)

Subscribe Our Youtube Channel

Register now

Get Free Counselling Session with mentor

Download App

Get Youth Pathshala App For Free

Open chat
Youth Destination IAS . PCS
To get access
- NCERT Classes
- Current Affairs Magazine
- IAS Booklet
- Complete syllabus analysis
- Demo classes