Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin on Thursday nearly inaugurated a mission to put optical fibre cable below BharatNet scheme at an estimated value of ₹1,627.83 crore. Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation (TANFINET – a particular objective car) will implement the mission which goals at offering 1 Gbps bandwidth connectivity to all 12,525 village panchayats within the State.
“The project aims to provide digital services, e-education, telemedicine and triple-play services to all village panchayats in the State at affordable cost. The project would help internet services reach government offices, schools, colleges and commercial establishments and thereby would also help in government schemes reaching the people. It would also lead to creation of more employment in rural areas and thereby economic development in those areas,” an official launch mentioned.
To implement the mission, 4 packages – A, B, C & D – had been fashioned. Chengalpattu, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Krishnagiri, Ranipet, Tirupattur, Tiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai and Vellore districts can be coated in A package deal, whereas package deal B would cowl Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Erode, Dharmapuri, Kallakurichi, Perambalur, Salem, the Nilgiris and Villupuram districts.
Component C would cowl Coimbatore, Karur, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Tiruchi, Tiruppur and Tiruvarur districts and D would cowl Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Tenkasi, Theni, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar districts. Minister for Information Technology T. Mano Thangaraj, Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu and senior officers had been current on the event.