The government has announced that internet connectivity in the country will be mandatory from September.
The new guidelines have come into force from April 1, with the first 100,000 Indians having access to internet by June 30.
The move is part of the government’s efforts to get the country online faster and more quickly, in order to combat blackouts.
As part of this, internet connectivity will be provided free of charge, which means that the government will be paying for internet services at a discounted rate.
The government hopes to have internet services available by July.
According to the government, this will save the country around ₹5,000 crore.
According to data released by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), about 2.3 million Indians have access to the internet in rural areas, while another 1.5 million people live in urban areas.
About one-third of the people in urban India have access, while more than two-thirds in rural India have no access.
The country has the highest number of internet users in the world at about 18 million.
It is estimated that one-fourth of the population is connected to the network.
While the internet is a key part of many Indians’ daily lives, there are other things they do not have access or want to access online.
For instance, people in rural communities are unable to connect to mobile phones.
Many rural Indians also lack access to computers, which makes it difficult for them to work.
They do not want to spend money on expensive devices that are not connected to their internet connection.
The government is aiming to make internet access compulsory for all people by July, when the internet service will cost ₸3,000.
The internet is also a major source of income for many Indians, as many people do not earn enough to cover their expenses on their daily bills.
In the last few years, the country has witnessed the surge in mobile penetration, with more than 70 per cent of households connecting to the Internet in 2017, up from only 12 per cent in 2014.