Nagaland to have statewide 4G coverage soon
Dimapur, Sep. 27(EMN): Asserting that digital connectivity and internet access have become indispensable in today’s generation, Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Tuesday said every corner of Nagaland will have a ‘minimum’ 4G coverage in a few months.
He stated this while addressing journalists at Hotel Acacia in Dimapur on Tuesday.
Chandrasekhar, who is on a three-day visit to Nagaland, said the entire state will have access to the internet with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and private companies playing an important role.
He also said that the module will be a mix of private and government partnership, and the scheme will be available for both private and public sectors.
“It will not be left for only one company to do it but we will allow any company to apply for it,” he added.
Post COVID, the workforce has changed and now digital knowledge is required, he said, adding that be it agriculture, medicine or any field, the nature of skills and talents required by the workforce has changed.
Further, during his two-day visit to Zunheboto and Wokha, the minister shared that he interacted with beneficiaries of the PM’s schemes, adding that the state government is working closely with the central government and many lives have been transformed through the schemes.
Stating that his visit has been fruitful, he was pleased to see the ‘real results of good governance’.
He stated that there is 60% coverage of PM Ayushman scheme in Zunheboto, thousands of households getting tap water under Jal Jeevan Mission and many houses have been built under PM Awas Yojana scheme, transforming the lives of individuals, farmers, and housewives.
Further, when asked about how local entrepreneurs can reach the market with no proper transportation and roads, he replied that every district of Nagaland must create a district skill development plan that is unique to the district with “local talent, local requirement, local economic opportunity so that the skilling can be done differently from district to district.”
Later in the day, he also visited Dimapur Government College where his spoke on the future of India.
Chandrasekhar shared about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and gave a presentation on ‘New India for Young Indians’ to the students and urged them to empower themselves with skill training to pursue their future life choices.
“New India offers more opportunities than ever before. Success is determined by hard work and capability and not by affiliations to any political or business family or influence. Innovation and skilling are going to drive our future as India steps into what PM Narendra Modi ji terms as India’s Techade,” he said.