Cell connectivity to 7,287 uncovered villages shall be supplied via the common service obligation fund (USOF) throughout 5 states, a transfer which is able to value Rs 6,466 crore.
The Union Cupboard gave its approval for the proposal on Wednesday, minister for data and broadcasting Anurag Thakur instructed media individuals after the cupboard assembly.
He mentioned that these uncovered villages fall beneath 44 aspirational districts throughout 5 states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Odisha. These will get 4G-based cell providers.
The challenge could be funded by the USOF, and shall be accomplished inside 18 months of signing of the settlement, an official assertion mentioned.
The work associated to provision of 4G cell providers in recognized uncovered villages could be awarded via an open aggressive bidding course of as per extant USOF procedures.
The transfer would additionally allow institution of enterprises and e-commerce services, provision of satisfactory assist to instructional institutes for data sharing and availability of job alternative, whereas fulfilling the imaginative and prescient of Digital India, official sources mentioned.