October 11, 2018

Claim: 2014 से पहले देश की 59 पंचायतें ऑप्टिकल फाइबर से जुड़ी थीं, आज 1 लाख से ज्यादा पंचायतों तक ऑप्टिकल फाइबर पहुंच चुका है. 2014 में देश में 83,000 CSC थे, आज 3 लाख CSC काम कर रहे हैं. देश के ग्रामीण इलाकों में सरकार 32,000 से ज्यादा Wi-Fi Hot Spots मुहैया कराने पर काम कर रही है: PM

Prior to 2014, 59 panchayats of the country were connected with optical fibre, today it has reached more than 1 lakh panchayats. In 2014, there were 83,000 CSCs (common service centres), the number today has reached 3 lakh. The government is working to provide more than 32,000 Wifi hotspots in the rural areas of the country: PM

Fact: Partly true. As of May 2014, India had 119,517 connected Common Service Centres, not 83,000 as the PM claimed.

Link: https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/1050348388510662658

Explanation: As of October 15, 2012, 59 gram panchayats were provided with 100 mbps bandwidth connections each under three pilot projects, government data show. By December 2, 2018, 121,652 gram panchayats were connected with optical fibre, according to a Lok Sabha answer dated December 12, 2018.

As of May 2014, there were 134,956 common service centres (CSCs) of which 119,517 were connected, according to the Common Service Centres Scheme’s 2013-14 official report, not 83,000 as the PM claimed. As of November 30, 2018, India had 306,382 CSCs, according to Lok Sabha data. As of April 16, 2019, 255,798 of these are active, as per the official dashboard.

WiFi hotspots have been installed at 39,359 gram panchayats, of which 10,775 are working, according to this December 12, 2018 Lok Sabha answer.





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