A piece of big news is coming out in Odisha. 483 2G towers in Odisha will be made 4G. The towers of many Naxal-affected areas, including Odisha, will be converted. The decision has been taken with the development of the backward areas and Digital India in mind.
This was announced by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday. BSNL will do all of the above. A total of Rs 2426 crore will be spent on this. There are no banking services in different parts of the country.
So due to this reason, Rs 820 crore has been sanctioned to open banking services in the remote villages. Notably, the Union Cabinet has decided to upgrade 2G services to 4G mobile services in areas affected by leftist extremism.
The decision was taken by the Center to encourage private construction and meet the goals of a self-sufficient India. The Union Cabinet has approved the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). In the 1st phase, 2343 2G mobile sites in all these extremist-affected areas will be converted into 4G.
It will cost around Rs 1884.59 crore. The company that runs 2G to 4G will maintain it for 5 years. This will be maintained by BSNL at its own expense.
Similarly, 2G services will be paid in areas affected by leftist extremism. It is estimated that Rs 541.80 crore will be spent on this. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet.