Chief Secretary Ajay Singh chaired third meeting of Bharat Net Project

It was informed in the meeting that the action plan worth Rs 1624 crore has been chalked out for connecting nearly six thousand Gram Panchayats with optical fiber network

Chief Secretary Mr. Ajay Singh today chaired the third meeting of Bharat Net Project at Secretariat (Mahanadi Bhavan), wherein expansion works of network connectivity in rural areas of Chhattisgarh under project phase-2 were reviewed.

Chief Secretary gave instruction to work in coordination with the officials of Government of India’s Rural Development, Forest, Home and Telecommunication Ministries and other departments.

In the meeting, CHiPS CEO Mr. Alex Paul Menon informed about the project in detail.

It was informed in the meeting that the action plan worth Rs 1624 crore has been chalked out for connecting nearly six thousand Gram Panchayats with optical fiber network.

Under this action plan, work is in progress to provide wi-fi facility for high quality telecommunication connectivity in Gram Panchayats of state.

In the meeting, the additional expenditures on the project were discussed.

The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Department Mr. RP Mandal, Information Technology Department Secretary Mr. Sanjay Shukla, Commerce Industry and Finance Department Secretary Dr Kamalpreet Singh, Forest, PWD and other department officials. Officers of BSNL, Telecommunication Department and Broadband Network were also present in the meeting.

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