The Union Cupboard on Wednesday authorised the revised implementation technique of BharatNet by means of Public-Non-public Partnership mode in 16 states.

An official assertion mentioned that BharatNet will now lengthen as much as all inhabited villages past Gram Panchayats (GPs) in these states — Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh. An estimated 3.61 lakh villages together with GPs will likely be coated.

The approval comes after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the revised technique and the extra allocation on Monday.

The revised technique additionally contains creation, upgradation, operation, upkeep and utilisation of BharatNet by the concessionaire who will likely be chosen by a aggressive worldwide bidding course of.

The estimated most viability hole funding authorised for the above PPP mannequin is Rs 19,041 crore.

The Cupboard additionally accorded an in-principle approval for extending BharatNet to cowl all inhabited villages within the remaining states and Union Territories. The Division of Telecommunications would individually exercise the modalities for the remaining states and Union Territories.

Additional, the states the place PPP Mannequin is envisaged, will facilitate free Proper of Means.



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