Published On:August 27 2014
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National optic fibre network would herald e-commerce revolution, says Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Urging all states governments to overcome political differences and come together to connect India through digital highways, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the national optic fibre network (NOFN) would herald an e-commerce revolution in India.
The ambitious project worth around Rs. 35,000 crore aims to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.50 lakh gram panchayats in India by March 2017.
'NOFN will lead to an empowered India with villages boarding the Internet superway. It will also lead to an explosion of e-commerce in the country,' Prasad said on Tuesday at the first meeting of the Centre and states to deliberate on various initiatives under the Digital India programme.