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Sep 14, 2019

790 Gram Panchayats connected with optical fibre in Maharashtra: Javadekar

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar has said that 790 Gram Panchayats have been connected with optical fibre in Pune district of Maharashtra under the central Bharat Net scheme.  

Wi-Fi facility has been provided to 155 of these Gram Panchayats.

The Minister was speaking to reporters after taking a review of various development works in Pune District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee today.

He further informed that nine lakh youth from the district have benefited under Mudra Yojana, saying 8,000 crore rupees have been distributed to them in the form of loans. Wi-Fi facility has been installed at 46 of the 58 railway stations in Pune Division.

Prakash Javadekar said Ayushmaan Bharat scheme is getting a good response in the district. He said more than thirty thousand people have taken benefits till date.

The Minister informed that libraries will be opened in all the schools of Pune district under Integrated School Education scheme and sports material will also be provided to them.

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