Indian govt connects more that 2m households to the Internet

The Indian government is ensuring that all its citizens regardless of their financial status stay connected to the Internet, as more than two million families will be provided wih free internet connection while others would be charged at lower rates at the Indian state of Kerala.

This comes as the country rolls out it’s “smart villages” plan. Minister of Finance of the Indian state of Kerala, Thomas Isaac says the plan would ensure access to Internet services since it is the right of every citizen of the state.

The Indian Express reported that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented the draft Information Technology policy framework in the Assembly.

According to the paper, the new policy’s aim is to create single portal for citizen interactions, enable mobile services for ease of access to e-governance services, create “Smart Villages” and attract investments in the information technology sector.

-Indian Express

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