All villages of country to be connected through broadband by 2019: Union Minister

LUCKNOW: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Sunday that high-speed broadband will reach each and every village of the country by 2019.

He said the Government targets to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats with the broadband under the BharatNet project.

“By 2019, there will not be a single village left in the country, which will not be connected with high-speed broadband,” Sinha told a gathering here during the ‘Ghazipur Samagam’ programme.

The programme was an interactive platform for people hailing from Ghazipur, who gathered here on Sunday to deliberate on various issues, UP BJP media co-convenor Navin Srivastava said.

Sinha also took to Twitter to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AGENCIES)