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Gujarat govt announces Digital Seva Setu Programme for rural areas

The Gujarat government will on Thursday launch Phase I of the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme, under which 3,500 village panchayats have been connected by a 100Mbps optical fibre network to facilitate online availability of public services.

The chief minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani said that it is an initiative under the Central Govt’s BharatNet project, which aims to ensure optimum utilization of technology for public welfare and will bring in a “historic administrative revolution”.

Important Point

  • As part of the programme, public welfare services will be available at e-gram offices in each panchayat.
  • Villagers will not have to go all the way to taluka or district-level offices.
  • “The work connecting 3,500 village panchayats (through optical fibre network) has been completed.
  • By December this year, 8,000 village panchayats will be provided this service, Rupani said.
  • The ‘Digital Seva Setu’ aims to provide fast and faceless services to people by removing corruption or the need for middlemen.
  • It is starting with 20 services, and will slowly offer 50 services to villages. All the 14,000 gram panchayats in the state will be covered under the programme.
  • Under the ‘Digital Seva Setu’ programme, gram panchayats will be connected to the state data centre at Gandhinagar.

Information About Gujarat:

  • Capital : Gandhinagar
  • Governor : Acharya Devvrat
  • Gujarat is the proud home to the Asiatic Lion. The Gir Sanctuary is home to approximately 523 lions, 300 Leopards.

What is BharatNet Project?

BharatNet, also known as Bharat Broadband Network Limited, is a telecom infrastructure provider, set up by the Government of India under the Department of Telecommunications for the establishment, management, and operation of the National Optical Fibre Network to provide a minimum of 100 Mbit/s broadband connectivity to all 250,000 gram panchayats in the country, covering nearly 625,000 villages, to improve telecommunications in India and reach the campaign goal of Digital India



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