Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has set a target to provide high-speed Internet connection to 6410 gram panchayats by March 2019, said an official.
The government has targeted to cover 3846 GPs in 18 districts under BharatNet-1 project by March this year, the official added.
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has taken up the task.
State PSU Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) has taken the responsibility to connect 2564 panchayats in 133 blocks of 15 districts with internet under BharatNet-2 project, said energy secretary Hemant Sharma.
The districts that will be covered under second project are—Bolangir, Sundargarh, Koraput, Angul, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Kalahandi, Phulbani, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Sonepur, Keonjhar, Jharsuguda and Mayurbhanj.