Digital India – BharatNet

Electronics & IT
Year Of Launch: 2015

BharatNet initiative is an initiative under National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) built to revolutionise broadband in rural areas. It aims to connect 2,50,000 Gram panchayats in the country and provide them with 100 Mbps connectivity.

Phases Of Operation
Phases End Dates Goals
Phase I Decmeber 2017 Broadband for 1,00,000 gram panchayats
Phase II March 2019 Broadband for 2,50,500 gram panchayats
Phase III (Current) 2023 Installing Optical Fibre Network between districts and blocks
BharatNet Usage Statistics (Wi-Fi)
Installed in GPs 97,080 GPs
Operational in GPs 63,537 GPs
No. of Wi-Fi Users 13,71,423
Total Data used per month 11,06,815 GB

Gram Panchayat
Goals 250500
Reached 160900




Optical Fiber Cable Laid

  • June 2014 356 Kms
  • May 2020 474041 Kms

Progress: 473685 kms