The Government of India’s ambitious ‘Ghar Tak Fiber’ scheme in Bihar, which is engaged in elections, is very slow.
Ghar Tak Fibre Scheme
an objective: Ghar Tak Fibre Scheme
- The objective of this scheme is to connect all villages in India with high-speed internet.
key points: Ghar Tak Fibre
- It is worth mentioning that Bihar is the first state to set a target to connect all 45,945 villages by 31 March 2021.
- To connect all villages with high-speed internet by 31 March, the state will need to provide connectivity to 257 villages on an average every day.
- However, by October 14, 2020, almost a month after the launch of the scheme, optical fiber cable has been laid in only 4,347 villages ie optical fiber cable has been laid at the rate of 181 villages per day.
Ghar Tak Fibre Scheme:
- Inaugurating the ‘Ghar Tak Fiber’ scheme on 21 September 2020, the Indian Prime Minister said that all 45,945 villages in Bihar would be connected through high-speed optical fiber.
- The scheme is being implemented under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
- A village or gram panchayat (GP) is considered ‘lit up’ under BharatNet when it has the facility of continuous internet connection.
- The BharatNet project, which started in October 2011 as the ‘National Optical Fiber Network‘, is now being implemented for more than 92 months.
- Now the new deadline for this project has been set in August 2021.
- However, on 15 August this year, the Indian Prime Minister said that all the villages in the country will be connected to the Internet in the next 1000 days, ie now the project is likely to be completed in the year 2024.