“BSNL accounts for 90 percent broadband connections and 80 percent landlines.”According to BSNL CMD R.K. Upadhyaya, the project will offer online services like e-governance, health, banking etc. to the rural areas. Mr Upadhyaya mentioned the tele-density in rural areas is just 37 percent where as in urban part of India it is 100 percent. With the completion of two-year project the tele-density in Indian villages will increase to good extent. The other projects of BSNL undertaken recently include boost in telecommunications connectivity in the northeastern region of the country. The company is upgrading the optical fiber cable (OFC) with Power Grid Corporation in India Limited and RailTel cable network. In the budget speech of 2012-13 Finance Minister Parnab Mukherjee emphasized of bridging the digital gap between urban and rural areas with increase in broadband connectivity penetration in rural areas. Currently BSNL accounts for 90 percent broadband connections and 80 percent landlines in the country.