Information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, “The government has some plan to provide Wi-Fi facility at all major tourist spots across India”. Visitors can access internet facility at places like Taj Mahal, Sarnath, Bodh Gaya etc. He said, they have already started providing free Wi-Fi service at Varanasi dashashwamedh ghat.
He said his ministry has formulated a new policy to make tier-II and tier-III cities as IT hubs. They will start setting up call centres and BPOs at small towns which will create 45,000+ job opportunities in the first phase”.
These steps will help small towns to grow. He also added,”E-commerce is a big opportunity and we are trying to set up a department of posts to deliver goods to small towns and villages”.
“We are connecting 2.5 lakh village panchayats with broadband and opening common service centres at remote locations to provide services and government facilities at the doorsteps of citizens,” Prasad added.