3,195 gram panchayats to be provided with internet connectivity in J&K

Set to roll out e-governance at the grass-root level in Jammu and Kashmir, the administration will provide internet connectivity to 3,195 additional gram panchayats under Bharat Broadband Scheme (BBS), according to officials. Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on Thursday held a meeting to review the progress of projects related to the Tawi Riverfront development and implementation of the Bharat net scheme in Jammu and Kashmir, a release said. While reviewing the implementation of the Bharat broadband scheme in Jammu and Kashmir in rural areas, the chief secretary was informed that 408-gram panchayats and 14 block headquarters have been provided with an internet connection through optical fiber cable while 658-gram panchayats have been VSAT enabled for internet connectivity, officials said. As many as 3,195 additional gram panchayats will be provided with the internet.