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The media has reported that the National Optic Fibre Network is being delayed due to delay by BSNL,Power Grid and Railtel to lay the cables. This gives a wrong signal that even such an important programme is not being executed even after the funds have been allotted.
The plea that tender could not be finalised for laying cable so far can not be accepted. These are national projects for which BSNL will be getting some funds. It is reported that Rs. 2700 crores is already allotted to the three companies of which 70% comes to BSNL.
BSNL Has to be active and vibrant. It can not function as a government department.