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Details of number of villages in rural areas where telecom towers have been installed by the Department of Telecommunications



Details of number of villages in rural areas where telecom towers have been installed by the Department of Telecommunications

TELECOM TOWERS IN VILLAGES 

(a) & (b) A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
TELECOM+TOWERS+IN+VILLAGES
STATEMENT TO BE LAID ON THE TABLE OF LOK SABHA IN RESPECT OF PARTS (a) & (b) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 141 FOR 13TH FEBRUARY, 2019 ON “TELECOM TOWERS IN VILLAGES”. 

(a) Details of number of villages in rural areas where telecom towers have been installed are not being maintained separately by the Department of Telecommunications. According to data collected from Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), State/UT-wise total number of villages provided with mobile services as on 31.03.2017, 31.03.2018 and 30.11.2018/ 31.12.2018 as well as number of towers is given at Annexure-I (a to e). 

(b) There is plan to install 1,02,503 towers for mobile services in the rural areas during the financial year 2019-20 by TSPs. State/UT –wise details are given at Annexure-II. 

State/UT wise details for telecom coverage of Villages by M/s BSNL for last 2 years & current                                                                  year                                                                  
 Annexure-I(a)


Sr.
No.


Name of State/ UT
Year 2016-17
(as on 31 st Mar’ 2017)
Year 2017-18
(as on 31 st Mar’ 2018)
Year 2018-19
(as on 31 st Dec’ 2018)
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
1
Andhra Pradesh
12579
2598
12651
2628
12688
2646
2
Andaman& Nicobar
328
104
342
108
345
109
3
Arunachal Pradesh
2405
115
2461
125
2481
131
4
Assam
20291
857
20337
900
20728
940
5
Bihar
28045
2382
28830
2502
29064
2516
6
Chandigarh
Urban area of Punjab Circle
7
Chhattisgarh
12398
1230
12436
1259
12624
1428
8
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
37
0
37
0
37
0
9
Daman and Diu
18
0
18
0
18
0
10
Delhi
(MTNL Area)
11
Goa
265
49
304
49
304
61
12
Gujarat
13183
0
13183
0
13025
2
13
Haryana
4470
1601
4479
1617
4498
1631
14
Himachal Pradesh
17325
1723
17640
1861
18017
2178
15
Jammu & Kashmir
3689
636
3989
735
4099
771
16
Jharkhand
19345
608
19623
1361
19938
1395
17
Karnataka
19264
3702
19302
3717
19325
3731
18
Kerala
1018
922
1018
922
1018
922
19
Lakshadweep
16
4
16
4
16
4
20
Madhya Pradesh
29697
2193
29800
2335
30375
2608
21
Maharasthra
20972
1096
22068
1101
22074
1371
22
Manipur
1122
170
1136
184
1143
191
23
Meghalaya
1160
150
1236
175
1418
204
24
Mizoram
260
87
338
88
350
88
25
Nagaland
436
96
775
121
974
155
26
Odisha
25987
2233
26023
2371
26161
2406
27
Puducherry
84
54
84
54
84
54
28
Punjab
11043
2023
11333
2052
11333
2052
29
Rajasthan
26363
2430
26372
2439
26372
2503
30
Sikkim
368
60
207
60
207
60
31
Tamil Nadu
12078
2612
12078
2621
12078
2631
32
Telangana
8336
1885
8341
1900
8352
1913
33
Tripura
749
246
779
266
829
279
34
Uttar Pradesh (East)
71852
3720
76184
3778
76265
4055
35
Uttar Pradesh (West)
14331
1628
14389
1639
14509
1663
36
Uttarakhand
12220
707
12598
726
13147
731
37
West Bengal
25148
1773
27038
1810
27038
1810
Total
416882
39694
427445
41508
430934
43239


State/UT wise details for telecom coverage of Villages by M/s Airtel for last 2 years & current year 
Annexure-I(b)

Sr.
No.


Name of State/ UT
Year 2016-17
(as on 31 st Mar’ 2017)
Year 2017-18
(as on 31 st Mar’ 2018)
Year 2018-19
(as on 30 th November 2018)
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
1
Andaman & Nicobar
113
28
137
30
137
31
2
Andhra Pradesh
12159
4443
12197
4512
12220
4550
3
Arunachal Pradesh
1289
215
1477
241
1575
261
4
Assam
22718
2737
22850
2868
22923
3055
5
Bihar
38572
6149
38604
6238
38608
6417
6
Chandigarh
5
4
5
4
5
4
7
Chhattisgarh
12159
1412
12161
1392
12163
1401
8
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
48
19
48
19
48
19
9
Daman & Diu
19
9
19
9
19
8
10
Delhi
103
59
103
56
103
58
11
Goa
224
119
224
122
224
125
12
Gujarat
15212
3925
15220
3983
15300
4042
13
Haryana
6505
2384
6513
2491
6530
2496
14
Himachal Pradesh
15017
1343
15050
1418
15095
1548
15
Jammu & Kashmir
5254
1917
5258
2011
5320
2191
16
Jharkhand
23904
1762
23962
1803
24145
1844
17
Karnataka
25224
6260
25310
6536
25351
6660
18
Kerala
976
3663
981
3896
983
4003
19
Lakshadweep
2
2
2
2
2
2
20
Madhya Pradesh
39233
4600
39250
4647
39260
4674
21
Maharashtra
29374
6878
29400
6989
29415
7156
22
Manipur
997
237
1186
285
1198
305
23
Meghalaya
2526
353
2734
363
2793
382
24
Mizoram
139
120
174
124
177
128
25
Nagaland
624
230
695
232
695
234
26
Odisha
35991
4494
36177
4639
36231
4778
27
Punjab
12123
3303
12137
3367
12141
3580
28
Puducherry
90
75
90
74
90
78
29
Rajasthan
40401
6210
40410
6253
40430
6296
30
Sikkim
348
119
351
132
354
137
31
Tamil Nadu
14539
6119
14590
6332
14747
6734
32
Telangana
8978
3185
8984
3228
9035
3274
33
Tripura
661
455
717
459
718
466
34
Uttarakhand
10077
763
10080
791
10093
867
35
Uttar Pradesh
94892
11756
94897
11767
94974
12302
36
West Bengal
37180
5680
37210
5809
37260
5926
Total
507676
91027
509203
93122
510362
96032
State/UT wise details for telecom coverage of Villages by M/s RJIO for last 2 years & current                                                                   year                                                                   
Annexure-I(c)


Sr.
No.


State/UT
Year 2016-17
(as on 31 st Dec’2016)
Year 2017-18
(as on 31 st Dec’ 2017)
Year 2018-19
(as on 31 st Dec’ 2018)
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
1
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
2
Andhra Pradesh
4651
4076
9983
7022
11968
10661
3
Arunachal Pradesh
100
48
229
81
440
173
4
Assam
10702
1777
19540
3517
21436
5229
5
Bihar
17142
3242
32819
7596
35430
12812
6
Chandigarh
5
257
5
327
5
460
7
Chhattisgarh
3904
1424
10481
2951
14830
5904
8
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
33
27
34
49
39
109
9
Daman & Diu
17
38
17
56
17
74
10
Delhi
101
2994
103
4860
103
7097
11
Goa
153
276
244
477
253
665
12
Gujarat
4693
5659
11053
9570
14791
14781
13
Haryana
3634
3019
5956
5501
6177
8706
14
Himachal Pradesh
5486
1105
10727
2003
13957
3402
15
Jammu & Kashmir
2318
1905
4059
3461
4820
5319
16
Jharkhand
8862
1971
18293
3290
23816
5975
17
Karnataka
8568
5417
17809
10031
23768
17869
18
Kerala
201
5156
238
6487
259
8445
19
Lakshadweep
20
Madhya Pradesh
11121
4028
27353
8243
42363
14889
21
Maharashtra
8537
8831
22880
15995
31686
24404
22
Manipur
333
199
545
363
746
636
23
Meghalaya
570
203
1394
409
2099
633
24
Mizoram
11
67
52
135
108
256
25
Nagaland
178
166
392
299
536
449
26
Odisha
12599
2106
27467
4477
33590
7887
27
Pondicherry
47
124
74
188
76
269
28
Punjab
6763
4694
11651
7615
11829
9586
29
Rajasthan
9393
5409
27066
10416
36575
15883
30
Sikkim
51
60
58
75
178
202
31
Tamil Nadu
5283
7001
11956
12554
13503
17926
32
Telangana
2298
4100
7309
8240
8494
12303
33
Tripura
86
188
357
483
522
777
34
Uttar Pradesh
37211
10312
80117
19664
92195
30451
35
Uttarakhand
988
890
2540
1707
3960
2805
36
West Bengal
14010
5387
31240
10749
34728
16718
Total
180049
92156
394041
168891
485297
263755

State/UT wise details for telecom coverage of Villages by Ideanetwork for last 2 years & 
                                                                         current year                                                                                                                           Annexure-I(d)


Sr. No.


Name of State/ UT
Year 2016-17
(as on 31st Mar'2017)
Year 2017-18
(as on 31st Mar'2018
Year 2018-19 (as on 31st Dec'2018)
Consolidated data for both Vodafone & Idea
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
1
Andaman & Nicobar
0
0
0
0
57
47
2
Andhra Pradesh
10909
3308
11109
3260
11340
4301
3
Arunachal Pradesh
56
5
58
7
935
98
4
Assam
8491
1342
8407
1314
14735
2836
5
Bihar
35425
5733
35161
5710
37519
7405
6
Chandigarh
5
9
5
9
5
9
7
Chhattisgarh
13197
1871
13260
1881
13234
2650
8
Dadar& Nagar Haveli
62
7
62
7
65
58
9
Daman Diu
19
12
19
12
19
53
10
Delhi
112
22
112
22
112
47
11
Goa
241
171
260
170
272
1134
12
Gujarat
13341
3503
12965
3394
15016
5513
13
Haryana
6471
2245
6573
2239
6600
3056
14
Himachal Pradesh
11470
898
11399
894
11926
1005
15
Jammu & Kashmir
3029
691
3090
742
3536
842
16
Jharkhand
9877
1029
9900
1012
11228
1260
17
Karnataka
22180
4121
22001
4083
22521
5394
18
Kerala
1007
4294
1007
4345
1008
4834
19
Lakshadweep
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
Madhya Pradesh
39419
5183
39406
5198
39611
5684
21
Maharashtra
32856
7426
32924
7484
34367
8956
22
Manipur
559
137
564
138
586
309
23
Meghalaya
568
121
572
122
1275
145
24
Mizoram
11
29
22
29
60
178
25
Nagaland
199
101
205
114
256
312
26
Odisha
15608
2080
15393
2032
19568
3199
27
Puducherry
80
28
81
28
90
60
28
Punjab
12323
2856
12319
2872
12366
3428
29
Rajasthan
15439
4298
15282
4249
32947
6430
30
Sikkim
58
15
58
13
376
159
31
Tamil Nadu
6431
2794
6216
2702
15227
6466
32
Telangana
8341
2853
8480
2840
8544
3215
33
Tripura
357
258
360
261
377
265
34
Uttar Pradesh
81264
10592
81511
10509
102882
14373
35
Uttarakhand
14112
1006
13990
1024
13996
1074
36
West Bengal
24822
4358
24197
4286
39037
6909
Total
388339
73396
386968
73002
471693
101704

State /UT wise details for telecom coverage of Villages by Vodafone network for last 2 years & current year: 
 Annexure-I(e)


Sr. No.


Name of State/ UT
Year 2016-17
(as on 31st Mar'2017)
Year 2017-18
(as on 31st Mar'2018
Year 2018-19 (as on 31st Dec'2018)
Consolidated data for both Vodafone & Idea
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
Number of Villages in rural areas with telecom Services
Total number of Towers installed for the villages
1
Andaman & Nicobar
57
47
57
47
57
47
2
Andhra Pradesh
6252
2993
6211
2967
11340
4301
3
Arunachal Pradesh
741
170
770
201
935
98
4
Assam
14390
2413
14407
2423
14735
2836
5
Bihar
29561
5624
29629
5607
37519
7405
6
Chandigarh
5
9
5
9
5
9
7
Chhattisgarh
2221
524
2233
529
13234
2650
8
Dadar& Nagar Haveli
63
28
63
27
65
58
9
Daman Diu
19
9
19
12
19
53
10
Delhi
112
17
112
25
112
47
11
Goa
270
147
271
158
272
1134
12
Gujarat
14947
4745
14951
4639
15016
5513
13
Haryana
6455
3109
6455
3276
6600
3056
14
Himachal Pradesh
9018
703
10117
691
11926
1005
15
Jammu & Kashmir
3615
893
3700
895
3536
842
16
Jharkhand
9835
983
9679
986
11228
1260
17
Karnataka
10861
3587
10681
3404
22521
5394
18
Kerala
1012
3425
1012
3428
1008
4834
19
Lakshadweep
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
Madhya Pradesh
9331
2161
9363
2171
39611
5684
21
Maharashtra
28889
7124
29564
6953
34367
8956
22
Manipur
518
159
520
160
586
309
23
Meghalaya
1201
246
1210
255
1275
145
24
Mizoram
65
89
66
90
60
178
25
Nagaland
316
106
318
107
256
312
26
Odisha
14512
1643
15391
1855
19568
3199
27
Puducherry
90
32
90
32
90
60
28
Punjab
10064
2668
9959
2461
12366
3428
29
Rajasthan
32084
5405
31703
5211
32947
6430
30
Sikkim
376
156
376
159
376
159
31
Tamil Nadu
14706
5041
14570
4913
15227
6466
32
Telangana
3320
1659
2813
1447
8544
3215
33
Tripura
387
278
387
278
377
265
34
Uttar Pradesh
100316
11627
101543
11678
102882
14373
35
Uttarakhand
13782
1118
13597
1098
13996
1074
36
West Bengal
37380
6770
37049
6623
39037
6909
Total
376771
75708
378891
74815
471693
101704
Annexure-II

Towers targeted for installation in Rural Areas in Financial Year 2019-2020 by TSPs:

Sr. No.
Name of State/ UT
Towers targeted for installation in Rural Areas in Financial Year 2019-2020
1
Andhra Pradesh
3552
2
Andaman & Nicobar
127
3
Arunachal Pradesh
960
4
Assam
2023
5
Bihar
5234
6
Chandigarh
129
7
Chhattishgarh
2631
8
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
75
9
Daman and Diu
36
10
Delhi
1625
11
Goa
444
12
Gujarat
6349
13
Haryana
2239
14
Himachal Pradesh
1478
15
Jammu & Kashmir
1644
16
Jharkhand
2552
17
Karnataka
6045
18
Kerala
4114
19
Lakshadweep
14
20
Madhya Pradesh
6242
21
Maharasthra
11065
22
Manipur
676
23
Meghalaya
1188
24
Mizoram
453
25
Nagaland
539
26
Odisha
3571
27
Puducherry
115
28
Punjab
1554
29
Rajasthan
4971
30
Sikkim
225
31
Tamil Nadu
5741
32
Telangana
3369
33
Tripura
357
34
Uttar Pradesh
12304
35
Uttarakhand
1904
36
West Bengal
6958
Total
102503


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS 

LOK SABHA 
STARRED QUESTION NO.141 
TO BE ANSWERED ON 13TH FEBRUARY, 2019 

TELECOM TOWERS IN VILLAGES 

141. SHRI NISHIKANT DUBEY
SHRI RAVINDRA KUMAR PANDEY

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state: 
  • (a) the total number of villages in rural areas of the country where telecom towers have been installed, State/UT and telecom company-wise during each of the last two years and the current year; and 
  • (b) the number of such towers targeted for installation in rural areas in the coming financial year, State/UT-wise? 
ANSWER 
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA) 

As above
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