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PM-WANI scheme will revolutionalise tech world, says PM Modi

Updated: December 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the historic PM-WANI (Wi-Fi Access Network Interface) scheme, which was cleared by Cabinet yesterday, will revolutionalise the tech world and significantly improve WiFi availability across the length and breadth of India. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, it will further Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Living. He said, the scheme will enable small shopkeepers to provide WiFi service. Prime Minister said, this will boost incomes as well as ensure the youth gets seamless internet connectivity. It will also strengthen the Digital India mission.

Cabinet yesterday approved setting up of public Wi-Fi networks to provide public Wi-Fi service through Public Data Offices without levy of any License Fee. Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, it will promote growth of public Wi-Fi networks in the country and it will unleash massive wi-fi revolution in the country. Mr Prasad said, the Cabinet also cleared the provision of submarine optical fibre cable connectivity between mainland (Kochi) and Lakshadweep Islands.

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