The information was given by the minister for information technology M Manikandan in the assembly on June 10.
He said this network will ensure at least 1 Gbps connectivity to 12,524 village panchayats, 528 town panchayats, 121 municipalities and 15 corporations. “This would be a game changer for the larger benefit of the people enabling them to do various official works from the comfort of their homes.”
The State Government has shortlisted six villages in Tirunelveli, Dharmapuri, Villupuram, Salem, Karur and Virudhunagar districts to implement in the first phase of Amma e-Gramam project at a cost of 1.62 crore, he said. It would facilitate the villagers to benefit tele-medicine, tele-education, Wifi hotspot, skill development, digital knowledge.
The Minister said: “ The free internet facility would be given to 366 government higher secondary schools in educationally backward blocks at an estimate cost of 9.06 crore. The government has sanctioned 1.23 crore for implementing it in 50 government higher secondary schools through TACTV.”