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USOF scheme

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  • November 18, 2021
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USOF scheme

Part of: GS Prelims 

In News: The Union Cabinet has given its approval for provisioning of mobile services in Uncovered Villages of Aspirational Districts across five States of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra & Odisha.

  • The Project envisages to provide 4G based mobile services in the 7,287 uncovered villages of 44 Aspirational Districts across five States of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra & Odisha 
  • The project would be funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
  • The work related to provision of 4G mobile services in identified uncovered villages will be awarded through open competitive bidding process as per extant USOF procedures.

Key benefits:

  • Enhance digital connectivity useful for self-reliance, 
  • Facilitate learning, 
  • Dissemination of information and knowledge, 
  • Skill upgradation and development, 
  • Disaster management, 
  • E-Governance initiatives, 
  • Establishment of enterprises & e-commerce facilities, 
  • Provision of adequate support to educational institutes for knowledge sharing 
  • Availability of job opportunity
  • Fulfilling the vision of Digital India promoting domestic manufacturing
  • Fulfilling the objectives of Atmanirbhar Bharat 

News Source: PIB

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