01/07/2015 10:12 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Modi To Launch Digital India Project In Two Village Panchayats Today

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a ceremony at the launch of 'Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)' in New Delhi on June 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

INDORE -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Digital India Project via video conference in two village panchayats of the district, a senior official said.

The Digital India Project, a pet scheme of the Modi government, aims to connect all gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy.

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) Indore Circle General Manager MR Rawat said that ten village panchayats, which are around 35 km from Indore, will be connected with a high-speed internet service under the project that will be launched today.

Work to connect 335 village panchayats with high-speed internet is nearing completion, the BSNL official said.

Mr Rawat said that BSNL will kickstart celebrations to mark the 'Digital Week' from today, under which school kids and others will be introduced to modern telecommunication techniques.

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