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Mobile Connectivity in Mountainous and Rural areas

  • Surjeet Panigrahi,Swadhin Acharya,Shiba Prasad Mohanto
    • These villages are remote, backward because of lack of facilities and poor connectivity. This is an issue that has made extremely difficult for rural population of India.
    • Many telecom giants place mobile towers only in cities, but do not focus on rural areas. This is due to huge costs incurred during the setting up of mobile towers and operating them using diesel generators. Also, the customer-base in the rural areas often do not justify costs.
    • Rural areas ¬†should be given the same facilities and civic amenities that the urban areas enjoy by finding a affordable and everywhere available resource for connectivity.
    • https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QxzAX4SPv77QMvIWjcnMsuWgh5vZS3CG
    • Since many tourists that come to Ladakh also go for treks to remote areas, and there are hardly any facilities for quick transfer of information and evacuation in the unfortunate times of a mishap. Rural areas in Ladakh should be given the same facilities and civic amenities that the urban areas enjoy. Better telephonic connectivity of Ladakhi villages kept on priority.
    • In village, rural people use mobile phones but when that doesn't work then we have to go to the STD booth to make some urgent calls. This is an unfortunate waste of our time This is major reason for which medical accessibility is not available at right time leading to death and fatal consequences.
    • Many students in rural area remain at risk of falling behind due to the lack of internet access in their villages. Internet has become indispensable both in the classroom and at home for students to become prepared to compete in the 21st Century economy and to learn about new things and being up to date and submit their assignments.
November 10, 2019

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