Broadband connectivity will connect Andaman and Nicobar island with the rest of the country: PM Modi
PM Modi’s statement came a day before the inauguration of the submarine optical fibre cable link project that connects Chennai and Port Blair.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with Bhartiya Janta Party workers on Sunday via video-conferencing said that high-speed broadband connectivity will help the people living in the Andaman and Nicobar islands to connect virtually with people from other parts of the country.
“I'm sure that high-speed broadband connectivity that will be launched tomorrow will help people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to have a virtual connect with other parts of the country. Everyone will be able to avail the benefits of all kinds of online services, amid pandemic,” PM Modi said while interacting with the BJP workers, as reported by ANI.
PM Modi’s statement came a day before the inauguration of the submarine optical fibre cable link project that connects Chennai and Port Blair. The fibre-optic link also connects Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep, Great Nicobar, Car Nicobar, Little Andaman, Long Island and Ranghat group of island.
In his address, PM Modi also said that the 12 islands of Andaman and Nicobar had also been chosen for the high impact projects. “12 islands of Andaman and Nicobar have been chosen for the expansion of high impact projects,” PM Modi said adding that the government was planning to focus on sea-food and organic products in the area.
“India is fortunate that we have various things in different areas which can be developed. In Andaman & Nicobar we are going to lay emphasis on industries related to sea-food, organic products & coconut-based products,” PM Modi added.