In a major positive development, the Government is set to provide telecom connectivity in Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)'s uncovered villages apart from other uncovered regions in various part of India, reports Financial Express.
While 87 villages in J&K and 57 in Ladakh will be the biggest beneficiaries of the development, the Government's decision will benefit a total of 354 uncovered remote villages of India.
Once the project is completed, India will achieve cent per cent telecom connectivity in all parts of the J&K and Ladakh. The project will be executed by the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) using the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).
Meanwhile, to establish communication facilities in strategically vital Galwan Valley, Hot Springs, Daulat Beig Oldi (DBO), D Singh Post, Lukumg, Thakung and Chusul along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh on an immediate basis, the Government has deployed 134 satellite phone terminals in Ladakh.
Meanwhile, it should be noted that not just in Ladakh, but a total of 812 satellite phone terminals have been established by the Government across different such tough areas in the nation.
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