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. The 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 the Bihar bidding unit and M/s Bharati Hexacom Limited for Rajasthan bidding unit. The installation work is under progress. An additional order for 27 uncovered villages of Bharwani District, Madhya Pradesh under the scheme was issued on 12.09.2022. 



Status so far

So far, 112 villages have been connected by installing 103 mobile towers in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, 46 villages have been connected by installing 27 mobile towers in the state of Bihar and 47 villages have been connected by installing 40 mobile towers in the state of Rajasthan. (As on 29.04.2024)

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


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