Installation of towers to begin from Bastar and Sarguja districts
1638 new towers besides the existing one to be installed for providing 4G network in 14,202 villages
Raipur, July 16
In the cabinet meeting held on July 11, 2019, decision to expand mobile connectivity in remote rural areas was taken. In the same sequence, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has given instructions to CHiPS to install towers for providing 4G Volte network in more than 1100 villages under SKY yojana.
CHiPS CEO KC Devsenapati informed that scheme of ensuring 4G volte network availability in more than 14000 network-deprived villages of the state is being implemented. He informed that as per the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Bastar and Sarguja divisions are being given top-most priority for implementation of this scheme, as these divisions have the least mobile connectivity. Till now, 938 new towers have been installed and more than 13 thousand villages have been equipped with 4G volte mobile network.
It is noteworthy that expansion of 4G volte network and mobile tower installation for the same will lead to citizen empowerment and financial inclusion. It will also facilitate maximum outreach of e-governance schemes and services. Expansion of network will also help in providing birth/death certificates, income-domicile certificates issuance and other government services to the people of rural areas in their locality itself. This will save time, money and energy of rural citizens and save them from inconvenience.
Availability of 4G volte mobile network will help in strengthening the direct transfer benefit system in state. Women self-help groups will be able to search for new markets online. Youngsters will be able to search for better opportunities of employment and entrepreneurship. Likewise, farmers will also be able to avail the high-speed mobile network for getting useful information related to weather, market-rates of agriculture produce, maximum value of crops etc.