Govt to set up 4,072 mobile towers in Naxal-hit states

The central government has decided to set up as many as 4,072 mobile towers in ten Naxal-affected states. The Cabinet approved the proposal made by the Home Ministry in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

In the first phase, 2,329 towers will be set up in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal at a cost of Rs.3,167. Operational expencess for running these toweres will be part of the project cost.

A total of 4,072 towers in Jharkhand, 1,028 tower in Chhattisgarh, Odisha 483, Andhra Pradesh 429, Bihar 412, West Bengal 207, Uttar Pradesh 179, Maharashtra 136, Telangana 118 and Madhya Pradesh 26 towers will be installed.

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