Cabinet approves USOF scheme for provision of mobile services in Uncovered Villages of Aspirational Districts

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The Union Cabinet has approved a project for providing mobile services in Uncovered Villages of Aspirational Districts across five States.

About the Project

Aim:  To provide 4G based mobile services in the uncovered villages of Aspirational Districts across five States of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra & Odisha.

Funding: The project would be funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).

Allocation of work under the Project: The work related to the provision of 4G mobile services in these identified uncovered villages will be awarded through an open competitive bidding process. 

Duration of the Project: 5 Years.

Source: This post is based on the following articles: 

  • Cabinet nod for mobile services in 7,287 villages” published in The Hindu on 17th November 2021.
  • Cabinet approves USOF scheme for provision of mobile services in Uncovered Villages of Aspirational Districts published in PIB on 17th November 2021.
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