Tamil Nadu chief-minister J. Jayalalithaa has said that the State Govt. would soon introduce a scheme by which Internet facility would be given to all the households having cable connection via Arasu Cable, the State-run cable operating firm.
The cost-effective internet facility would be made available via Arasu Cable to all the households having cable connections in villages and cities, the chief-minister informed. She made the announcement on the floor of the Assembly which re-convened yesterday after a break of 10 days during when the chief-minister hosted the ‘Global Investors’ Meet’ in Chennai resulting in an investment of Rs.2.42 lakhs crores in the State.
Soon after the House convened, the chief-minister took the mike and made some important announcements under Rule 110. “Tamil Nadu Fibre Network Corporation would be formed in the field of information-technology with an objective of providing internet facility to all the households in villages and cities. More than 12,524 Village Panchayats would be inter-connected via internet and will get Govt. services easily.
“For this purpose, underground optical fibre-cables would be laid throughout the State with the Centre’s help so as to ensure that all villages, towns and cities get internet access. The e-governance has been extended to all the Districts via 10,034 e-service Centres which benefit more than 70 lakh people. More than 300 e-service centres would be opened soon,” the chief-minister said.