Cabinet Approves USOF Scheme for Meghalaya

Published on May 26, 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Implementation of a Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan (CTDP) for the North Eastern Region(NER) in Meghalaya.
Cabinet Approves USOF Scheme for Meghalaya
  • The development plan would be funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).
  • The total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 3911 crore out of which Rs. 8120.81 crore has already been approved by the Cabinet in 2014.
  • It aims to improve the telecom network in the area so as to improve the mobile connectivity in Meghalaya.
  • The project has provision of 2G and 4G mobile coverage in identified uncovered areas of Meghalaya and seamless mobile coverage along the National Highways there.
  • It would help in providing the people of Meghalaya access to public mobile network.
  • The innovative skill of uncovered areas will increase through broadband and internet access.
  • The citizens can benefit from ICT to promote socio-economic development.

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