Cabinet approves relief measures announced by FM; Key ANNOUNCEMENTS on optical fibre network
PM had announced about introducing optical fiber broadband in a time period of 1000 days in villages. The announcement was made by Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister for Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications portfolios in the Government of India
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar said that the cabinet today approved the relief measures announced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday. The FM announced 8 such relief measures. He said this while briefing the media today.
Javadekar said that Modi Government delivers what it promises – one of the fundamentals of effective governance.
He said that free rations will be distributed between May and September months to 80 cr people.
PM had announced about introducing optical fiber broadband in a time period of 1000 days in villages. The announcement was made by Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister for Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications portfolios in the Government of India.
He said that there are over 50,000 unicorns now and once the optical fiber network expands there will be more such unicorns.
Key highlights of the announcements:
- The government has announced Rs 93,000 cr for this. The government also announced subsidies worth Rs 14,000 cr so that the cost of DAP fertiliser does not increase
- The government has allocated Rs 19,000 cr for broadband facility in the rural areas.
- The government has also approved Rs 97,000 cr for mprovement in the power infrastructure in the country.
- This is the fourth such package under the Aatmanirbhar India scheme and is being implemented with immediate effect
The Minister said that the Cabinet has approved Bharat net Broadband project.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also hold a meeting with the council of ministers on Wednesday (30 June). He will be chairing the meeting. The discussion on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation is likely to be the major talking point of the meeting.
The meeting is also expected to see a review on the functioning of various ministries. This meeting is scheduled to take place at 5 pm today.
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There will also be a Union Cabinet Meeting at 11 am today.
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