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‘Poorest of poor survive on Rs 17 a day in villages’

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 17:57

Poorest of poor in the country survive on barely Rs 17 per day in villages and Rs 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National Sample Survey Office Thursday.

55 villages to get broadband connectivity: Pitroda

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 14:43

Fifty-five village panchayats will hop-on the information super highway in the next few weeks.

Over 37k villages still waiting for mobile connectivity: Deora

Last Updated: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 16:21

Over 37,000 villages in India were still waiting to get connected with the rest of the country through mobile telephony as of March this year, despite the government's efforts to facilitate expansion of networks to rural areas by offering a subsidy.

Over 37,000 villages have no mobile phones

Last Updated: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 12:08

Over 37,000 villages in the country have not got mobile phone connectivity till March 2011, according to data from the telecom department.