The National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) scheme, as approved by Government of India, envisions to bring broadband connectivity to each Gram Panchayat in the country, providing rural citizens the opportunity to reap the benefits of accessing ICT enabled services, ensuring economic and social growth. NOFN scheme has been renamed to ‘BharatNet’ under ‘Digital India’ programme.
In Tripura, NOFN Pilot completed at Panisagar which had connected 15 locations under Panisagar Block. It has been planned to connect total 1021 more GPs/VCs in Tripura. As on July 27, 2016, 1531 km of duct and 1321 km of Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) have been laid which has connected 653 nos. of GPs/VCs with Duct and 593 GPs/VCs with OFC. NOFN have already been rolled out in Unakoti district covering 78 locations. Remaining districts will be rolled out in near future.