Hello friends! In this article, we are talking about the recently proposed scheme in Kerala. We are talking about Free internet scheme in the state. Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) along with Kerala State IT infrastructure LTD. are going to implement a free Internet connection scheme in the state. The project is also known as KFON i.e. Kerala Fibre Optic network. This scheme will benefit more than 20 Lakh below poverty line (BPL) families. Recently, the cabinet has approved Rs. 1548 Crore for the implementation of the scheme. Let’s find out more about this scheme.
Kerala Free Internet Connection Scheme
On 6th November 2019, Kerala cabinet approved this scheme. This project involves laying out an extensive state-wide optical fibre network. This will be done with the help of KSEB & KSITL. The deadline for this project is December 2020. The beneficiaries of Kerala Free internet connection scheme will be the BPL families of the state. To the remaining people, under this scheme, cheap internet connections may be offered.
Before we proceed further, let’s take a look at the key features of the Scheme:
KSEB Kerala Free Internet Connection Scheme “KFON”: Key Features
- Cabinet approved the scheme on 7th November 2019
- Rs. 1548 Crore will be spent on the implementation of the scheme
- Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) along with Kerala State IT Infrastructure limited (KSITL) will the implementing bodies
- This Scheme is supposed to complete by December 2020
- The benefit of free internet connections will be given to more than 20 lakh families of the State
Here is the tweet by the finance minister of Kerala, Mr Thomas Isaac
Free Internet Connection in Kerala (KFON) | How to Apply, Online Registration or Offline Application Form?
It is not clear how the connections will be provided. Will, there be any online registration process or the applicants need to fill any offline form, that’s not clear yet. There is also a possibility that the concerned department will auto-identify the beneficiaries and provide them with internet connections.
If the scheme has to be implemented for interested eligible families only, that most probably online registrations (Or offline application form submission) will take place. If all are to be covered that there might not be any application procedure and eligible families might get benefitted automatically.
The official name is Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON)
Kerala State electricity board (KSEB) along with Kerala State IT infrastructure limited (KSITL) will be the implementing bodies
The benefit of this scheme will be given to the more than 20 lakh BPL families
Rs. 1548 Crore have been allotted for the implementation of the scheme.