amar ujala newspaper 15/08/2016

500 gram panchayats in Nagpur to get Wi-Fi

Five hundred gram panchayats in Nagpur district will be digitally connected on Independence day .

The solar-powered Wi-Fi hotspots, with a range of 200 ft, will allow internet connectivity to the panchayat office school and health centre, which are in the vicinity . Initially free, the connectivity will cost the state exchequer Rs 10 crore for a year.“It will benefit two lakh villagers,“ said V K Gautam, principal secretary , Information Technology .

A pilot project was conducted in five villages in Nagpur district since May . And since the service is unlimited, nearly every villager has been downloading 15GB data on their smartphones, said Gautam.

amar ujala newspaper 15/08/2016 :