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Swabhiman Anchal set to enjoy uninterrupted cellular service for the first time

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  • September 11, 2020
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Swabhiman Anchal set to enjoy uninterrupted cellular service for the first time

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions & GS-III- Technology; Telecommunication

In news

  • Thousands of villagers in Odisha’s Malkangiri district are set to enjoy uninterrupted cellular service for the first time in their lives.

Important value additions

  • Due to threats from left wing extremists, mobile towers could not be installed until now in Swabhiman Anchal (formerly known as Cut-off area). 
  • Swabhiman Anchal comprises 151 villages.
  • The area is surrounded by water on three sides and by inhospitable terrain on another.
  • It also became less remote after the construction of Gurupriya Bridge, which connected the zone with the rest of the State in 2018.

Do you know?

  • Odisha accounts for the highest number of villages that do not have mobile phone service in India.

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