"We just took another step towards connecting India. As of today, everyone in India nationwide can access free internet services for health, education, jobs and communication through internet.org's Free Basics app on the Reliance network," wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post yesterday.

In his post, Zuckerberg also said how Free Basics app has helped Ganesh Nimbalkar, a farmer in Maharashtra, not only double his crop yield but also get a better deal for them."By using Free Basics, Ganesh has doubled his crop yield, eradicated insect infestations and even invested in new crops and livestock," he posted.

In February, the app was available in India for Reliance customers in six states, Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana. However, with the recent announcement, Reliance customers all across the country will now have access to Free Basics. The app is available on all Android phones.

Facebook rebranded internet.org app, which it developed in conjunction with Reliance Communications, as 'Free Basics by Facebook' in September this year.