The government has given its approval for the implementation of the BharatNet Phase II project in Uttarakhand.

Following this, 12,000 villages of Uttarakhand will get internet connectivity under the BharatNet phase II project.

According to the state government, time-bound implementation of the state-led model of the BharatNet is very necessary because of Uttarakhand’s difficult geographic location, strategic significance and vulnerability to natural disasters. The state government has also sought administrative and financial approvals for the project from the centre at the earliest to avoid unnecessary delay.

Besides, the state government will also focus on digital connectivity in the Chardham area and boosting internet connectivity in border areas of the state.