The government has approved Rs 26,000 crore for the installation of 25,000 mobile towers in 500 days. According to the Telecom Ministry, the financial support for the project will be provided by the Universal Services Obligation Fund and it will be implemented by Bharat Broadband Network.
Key Points related to 500 days Telecom Project
- The project was announced by Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav at a three-day long ‘Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers’.
- In the three-day long Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers, IT ministers from 12 states and UTs were present.
- The 12 states include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Manipur, Uttrakhand, Telangana, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Puducherry.
- Along with IT ministers of several states Minister of State of Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar, and MoS Communication Devusinh Chauhan were also present