144 villages in J&K, Ladakh to get mobile connectivity: Telecom ministry
JAMMU: To provide mobile connectivity to 144 uncovered villages in Jammu Kashmir, and Ladakh, the government is implementing an exclusive scheme, telecommunication ministry reveals in its year-ender report.
According to KNO, the telecommunication ministry in the report said that the government is implementing a scheme to cover more than 354 villages across India including the villages of the two newly created union territories, Ladakh and J&K.
The Union minister said that “providing connectivity to uncovered villages of J&K, Ladakh, and other priority areas, the Government is implementing a scheme to provide mobile services on technology-neutral outcome-based approach in 354 villages.”
The announcement was earlier made during the inauguration of submarine Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) last year in August.
The report revealed that of 354 villages across India, 144 villages of two union territories are without mobile connectivity and the same will be covered under the new scheme.
“The areas to be covered fall in far-flung places and border areas of strategic importance. This scheme will improve the lives of people including the government official serving in such places,” the report said.