The Week Magazine Covers Arappor's 2000 Cr TANFINET Expose

On April 15, even as the people in Tamil Nadu were bracing for lockdown 2.0, and expecting new announcements from Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, the corridors of power at the state secretariat was busy making changes to a tender—drafted as early as December 2019— floated to lay Optic Fibre Cables (OFC) connecting 12,524 village panchayats across Tamil Nadu to provide broadband connectivity up to 1Gbps.