This initiative focuses on network penetration and filling the gaps in connectivity in the country.
There are around 55,619 villages in the country that do not have mobile coverage. As part of the comprehensive development plan for North East, providing mobile coverage to uncovered villages has been initiated. Mobile coverage to remaining uncovered villages would be provided in a phased manner.
The Department of Telecommunications will be the nodal department and project cost will be around `16,000 Cr during 2014-18.