“Villages of Sambalpur will have Internet access within a year” – The New Indian Express
SAMBALPUR: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday that all villages in Sambalpur district will have access to internet services next year. Addressing a public meeting in the tribal dominated Jujumura bloc here, Pradhan said mobile towers would be installed in all villages under Digital India Abhiyan. “Our goal is to install mobile towers and make it easier to access internet services across the state,” he said.
Citing the example of a tribal YouTuber from Isak Munda district of Babupali in Jujumura, the Union Minister said, “Munda has become an internet sensation and has also been liked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Thanks to the internet, he was able to make productive use of technology and become a source of inspiration today. To empower other tribal youths like him, we will ensure internet access is available in every village in Odisha.
At the meeting, several people from Rairakhol constituency joined the BJP. Pradhan said: “It shows that people have great faith in Narendra Modi’s leadership. The membership of these people will strengthen the party organization in Jujumura.
Pradhan further informed that the rural employment and public works campaign “Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan” will be strengthened in the coming days. “We are also working to ensure that the benefits of Garib Kalyan Yojana reach every home,” he added.
Earlier today, the Union Minister visited Basantpur area where the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur (IIM-S) is being developed. He was shown a presentation on the 3D model of the campus. Pradhan also took part in a planting campaign organized there. Later he visited the Sainik school in Sambalpur.