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Cabinet approves provision of mobile connectivity in Left Wing Extremism Areas:18 District of Odisha inducted

Newdelhi:23/5/18;The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the “Universal Service Obligation Fund [USOF]” supported scheme to provide mobile services at 4072 tower locations identified by MHA in inhabited uncovered areas affected by Left Wing Extremism [LWE] of 96 districts in 10 States for Phase-ll project.  The total project cost would be Rs.7,330 Crore.

 

Newdelhi:23/5/18;This network would be used by the security personnel deployed in LWE affected areas.  Project will also provide the mobile services to help the residents in unconnected inhabited villages which would improve the economic activities in the region. It will give impetus to the e-Governance activities in the backward and LWE affected area with the availability of digital mobile connectivity.

 

The numbers of Tower locations proposed in the 10 States are as follows:

S.No.

 

States

 

Districts

 

Number of Tower locations
1

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

8

 

429

 

2

 

Bihar

 

8

 

412

 

3

 

Chhattisgarh

 

16

 

1028

 

4

 

Jharkhand

 

21

 

1054

 

5

 

Madhya Pradesh

 

1

 

26

 

6

 

Maharashtra

 

2

 

136

 

7

 

Odisha

 

18

 

483

 

8

 

Telengana

 

14

 

118

 

9

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

3

 

179

 

10

 

West bengal

 

5

 

207

 

Total

 

10 states

 

96

 

4072

 

 

Background:

 

A. LWE Phase I project

 

  1. The LWE phase-l project for providing the mobile services using 2G technology in LWE Areas with a total sanctioned cost of Rs, 4080.78 Cr is on completion.
  2. Total 2335 sites are radiating out of total 2355 as on date.

 

B. LWE-Phase-II project

 

  1. MHA in consultation with the concerned states has identified 4072 tower locations for the communication need of the security personnels deployed in 96 districts of 10 states and provided to DoT on 27th October, 2017.
  2. Technology proposed in the Phase-ll project has been upgraded according to the requirement of Stakeholders. Now 2G and 4G technology is being deployed in this project for providing the mobile connectivity.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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