Connectivity will improve in border villages of Uttarakhand through BSNL

In view of the strategic importance of the border villages of Uttarakhand, Union Information Technology and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked BSNL to provide technical support

Connectivity will improve in border villages of Uttarakhand through BSNL

In view of the strategic importance of the border villages of Uttarakhand, Union Information Technology and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad have asked Bharat Sanchar Network Limited (BSNL) to provide necessary technical support to improve the communication services here. He said that the work of laying optical fiber would be done expeditiously for better communication services in the state.

Uttarakhand Industrial Development Minister Ganesh Joshi met Union Information Technology and Communications Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, in Delhi on Tuesday. He told the Union Minister that the State Government has prepared a proposal for Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) on about 133 acres of land in Kashipur (Udham Singh Nagar) and sent it to the Government of India. With the launch of this scheme in the state, about 10 thousand skilled youth will get employment.

An investment proposal of an anchor unit in the state is mandatory for this scheme to materialize. State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation Limited (SIDCUL) nominated by the State Government for the implementation of the scheme is making every effort to invite investments. The electronic sector is a new sector for the state, hence the cooperation of the Ministry of Information and Technology is also necessary for the investment of the anchor unit. On this, the Union Minister assured of proper cooperation.

Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi also raised the issue of 107 villages of Uttarkashi not being connected with telecom services in front of the Union Minister. He told the Union Minister that in case of emergency in these villages, even the numbers of emergency services are not able to be contacted. On this, the Union Minister said that this is a sensitive subject and the Central Government will take necessary steps to overcome this problem.