The scheme was planned for provisioning of 4G based mobile services in 502 uncovered villages of aspirational districts of four states, viz., Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan at a cost of Rs 686.71 crore. Tender for selecting the implementing agencies was floated on 19.05.2020. The agreements were signed with the project implementing agencies i.e. M/s Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) for Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh bidding unit, M/s Bharati Airtel Limited for Bihar bidding unit and M/s Bharati Hexacom Limited for Rajasthan bidding unit. The installation work is under progress.

 

 

Status so far

So far, 62 villages have been connected by installing 57 mobile towers in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, 30 villages have been connected by installing 15 mobile towers in the state of Bihar and 10 villages have been connected by installing 9 mobile towers in the state of Rajasthan. (As on 08.08.2022)

S. No. Bidding Unit Agreement with No. of Aspirational Districts No. of villages to be covered No. of towers to be installed
1 Madhya Pradesh Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited 8 205 194
2 Uttar Pradesh 6 22 20
3 Bihar Bharti Airtel 5 80 62
4 Rajasthan Bharti Hexacom 5 195 186
Total 24 502 462