KHAMMAM: Khammam district is all set to make a mark by becoming one of the three districts in South India and the second district in Telangana to be selected for the Union government’s ambitious e-governance scheme, the Digital India project.
Under this project, all the government offices from village panchayat to the district collectorate will be digitised by March 2016.
Earlier, as part of the project initiated by Prime Minister Modi, the Union government has selected Khammam and Nizamabad districts in Telangana.
Under the project, BSNL will provide broadband services to the police and revenue offices, educational institutions and gram panchayats on a priority basis. The Union government will bear the expenses for providing broadband services to government offices.
Laying of optical fibre cables has been completed in four mandals -- Khammam Urban, Julurpad, Garla and Singareni -- and 80 per cent of works are completed in another 15 mandals. Works would be taken up soon in the remaining 25 mandals. Government had entrusted the job of laying the fibre cables to the Telangana Power Grid.
District Collector K Ilambarithi said optical fibre cables of length 1,800 km will be laid in the district, and added that Prime Minister is keen on extending internet services to the villages.