In his speech on the 16th Civil Services Day, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi stated, “We consider the country’s remotest border village as its first village, not its last, and we shall require sincere efforts and innovative means to attain 100% saturation.”
With a total investment of Rs 2,675 crore, the Government of India has sanctioned 2,605 4G mobile towers as part of its endeavour to connect more than 3,721 villages in Arunachal Pradesh.
On April 22, 2023, senior officials from the Central and State Governments will join Arunachal Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu, Minister for Communications, Railways, and Electronics and IT Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Law and Justice Shri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Communications Shri Devusinh Chauhan, and other ministers to dedicate these 254 4G mobile towers to the nation. The State Legislative Assembly in Itanagar will host the inauguration event.
The towers will provide 4G coverage to previously unconnected communities, providing 336 villages—including some regions that have been without connectivity since Independence—digital connectivity. Over 70,000 users are anticipated to benefit, and monthly data usage might reach 40 terabytes.
Through a number of programmes and initiatives, including the “Comprehensive Tele Development Plan (CTDP-NER) for the North-Eastern Region,” the “Provision of Mobile Services in Uncovered Villages of Arunachal Pradesh and 2 Districts of Assam,” and the “4G Saturation Project,” the state of Arunachal Pradesh is being given access to high-speed network connectivity.
Through the last-mile digital revolution and the quick spread of mobile and digital services, India is tenaciously fighting to ensure digital and mobile inclusion across the nation and the empowerment of ordinary residents.