BharatNet’s goal of connecting 250,000 panchayats and 600,000 villages with high-speed broadband is central to the government’s vision.
The party's spokesperson Pawan Khera said the CAG has pointed out huge payments were made to Common Service Centres under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
The total expense of the project will be Rs 29,430 crore to cover around 3,60,000 villages in the 16 states and will be rolled out through public-private partnership model.
Parliamentary panel on IT pulls up PSUs for slow pace of implementing BharatNet, a project critical to Modi govt's Digital India vision of internet connectivity even in rural areas.
Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said Tuesday that even though the force was looking at quality and technology of fighters, numbers still mattered.
In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.