Quick response by MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar to poor connectivity in Karnataka districts
During the recent 6-district ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ in Karnataka by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , there were numerous requests for improving the speed and access of internet connectivity in some parts of each district. The Minister promised that a MeitY task force would be sent to study these issues in each district.
Subsequently, a MeitY task force consisting of officers of the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) commenced its work. The team will visit each district and meet people. It will also meet Karnataka government officials and submit a report to Minister.
One of the policy priorities of the Narendra Modi government is to connect all Indians and ensure that the benefits of the ‘Digital India’ programme reach every Indian.