“Providing telecommunication services in the northeastern states is challenging because of the geographical barrier,” the minister was quoted as saying.
Union minister Devusinh Chauhan on Saturday mentioned the central authorities is exploring new applied sciences to beat challenges of geographical barrier in northeastern states to strengthen telecommunication companies within the area. Chauhan, the minister of state for communications, mentioned the federal government is eager to convey all villages underneath the telecom community. “A lot of work has already been done in this area. Implementation of the network expansion programme, which has been delayed due to Covid-19, will now be expedited.”
“Providing telecommunication services in the northeastern states is challenging because of the geographical barrier. We are exploring new technologies and innovations to solve this issue,” the minister mentioned. Speaking to officers of the departments of posts and telecommunications, Nagaland, at Chumoukedima in Dimapur district, he mentioned there’s a paradigm shift in the direction of on-line use as a result of pandemic as all sectors are actually relying on the web to run their operations.
Development of the area has been prioritised by the Narendra Modi authorities, he mentioned. “PM Modi made a policy so that union ministers visit the northeastern states to bring the government services at the doorstep of people,” Chauhan mentioned.
During his maiden go to to the state, he applauded the Nagaland authorities for enhancing communication infrastructure and mentioned it has the very best teledensity among the many northeastern states. “There is no dearth of funds for strengthening the telecom sector. Coverage of the telecom network will be enhanced in the state and also in the northeast region,” Chauhan mentioned.
The minister additionally congratulated the officers on the event of World Post Day on Saturday. The state info know-how and communication adviser, Mmhonlumo Kikon, urged the minister to enhance tele-connectivity and protection of cellular companies in rural areas.