The Finance Ministry of India is ready to fund the expansion of broadband through BharatNet. Funds of Rs 19,041cr will be given to the project. All remaining villages of India shall receive internet services under the BharatNet PPP model, which is being implemented in 16 states. The total outlay including the previously approved Rs 42,068 cr is Rs 61,109 cr. Internet service is available in 1,56,223 gram panchayats out of 2,50,000.

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