Lok SabhaRajya Sabha

April 12, 2017

Partha Pratim Ray asks a Supplementary Question on telecom services in LWE affected areas

Partha Pratim Ray asks a Supplementary Question on telecom services in LWE affected areas

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The BSNL network is poor not only in LWE areas, but in almost every State of the country, specially in rural and border areas, including my constituency Cooch Behar. In this online age, day to day work both in public and private sector (specially in banking sector, education sector and various online services like salary submission, scholarship and other activities) are hampered due to poor network of BSNL. And there is a common tendency to use other networks instead of BSNL.

My question, through you, to the Minister is what is the government’s initiative to provide smooth and secured BSNL network throughout the country, specially in rural and border areas.

The Ministry of Human Resources Development is going to launch a new e-based education system. For the success of this programme the online network should be ensured in the rural areas. What is the government’s initiative in this regard?