Digital India faltering in Parliament, say members

Digital India faltering in Parliament, say members

A united Opposition on Wednesday sought to corner the Modi government in the Lok Sabha on “faltering” Digital India initiative in Parliament and the problem of call drop faced by mobile subscribers.

“Your government constantly talks about Digital India. It is unfortunate to share, but I think all my colleagues will agree with me, that 3G does not work effectively in the Indian Parliament,” NCP member Supriya Sule said during question hour.

Members also complained about lack of wi-fi connectivity in Parliament and their official residences.

Responding to a volley of questions in the Lok Sabha, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said nearly 65,000 BTS (Base Transceiver Stations) have been set up across country, including Delhi, in four months time.

He said, in Delhi alone 3,119 3G and 1,972 2G towers have been installed. “Improvement is there and a lot is required to be done,” the minister added.

Prasad also said that by March 2016, wi-fi facility will be provided at 2,500 spots in the country.

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