Saturday, September 25, 2004

Tax sops to aid broadband to come up in next Budget.

The Economic Times gives us hope that we may be lucky after all!
"...The minister for communication and information technology, Dayanidhi Maran, had called on finance minister P Chidambaram last week to take up the issue. Sources said Mr Maran, who called on the Prime Minister soon after, might have taken up the issue with him as well. The Prime Minister heads the committee on infrastructure.

The Committee on Infrastructure has on its agenda universal availability of broadband services, greater internet spread and a reliable rural telecom network as three of the six objectives notified. Sources said that with Trai’s recommendations also taking the same line, it would be difficult for Mr Chidambaram to ignore them completely. ..."


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