Soon 3G & 4G Mobile in Maoists affected area of India – Cabinet approves provision of mobile connectivity in Left Wing Extremism Areas 

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Cabinet approves provision of mobile connectivity in Left Wing Extremism Areas 

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.

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 27thOctober, 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 Post Author

Suman Munshi

Founder Editor of IBG NEWS (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018). Recipient of Udar Akash Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain Award 2018. National Geographic & Canon Wild Clicks 2011 jury and public poll winner. Studied Post Graduate Advance Dip in Computer Sc., MBA IT,LIMS (USA & Australia), GxP(USA & UK),BA (Sociology) Dip in Journalism (Ireland), Diploma in Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu Shastra & Feng Sui 25 years in the digital & IT industry with Global MNCs' worked & traveled in USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh & many other countries. Education and Training advance management and R&D Technology from India, USA, UK, Australia. Over 30 Certification from Global leaders in R&D and Education. Computer Science Teacher, IT & LIMS expert with a wide fan following in his community. General Secretary West Bengal State Committee of All Indian Reporter’s Association
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