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Broadband internet to all panchayats of Odisha in 3 years

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the state government is focusing on offering high-speed broadband internet services to the gram panchayat level in the next three years.

“Odisha provides an excellent eco-system in IT sector. Now out focus is to provide high-speed internet connection to our citizens up to gram panchayat level in next theee years,” Pataik said while inagurating the INFOCOM Advantage Odisha-2017, a two-day event.

“The growth rate of IT exports from the State is more than the national growth rate since many years. Our recently announced special package of incentives for Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) sector, which is unique in the country, shall definitely be a catalyst in this endeavour,” he added.

The seminar is being organised by Electronics & IT Department, OCAC and the ABP Group with an objective of promoting entrepreneurship here.

Patnaik said the state government has also prepared robust plans to spread internet connectivity to the remotest part of the state by 2020.

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