Friday, June 21, 2024
    HomeNationalPrime Minister Modi Opens ITU Area Office and Launches 'Call Before You...

    Prime Minister Modi Opens ITU Area Office and Launches ‘Call Before You Dig’ Program

    Related stories

    Intense drama unfolds at the residence of Pocharam Srinivas Reddy

    A dramatic scene unfolded at the home of former...

    Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Former Telangana Speaker and MLA, Joins Congress

    Former Telangana Speaker and MLA Bharata Pocharam Srinivas Reddy...

    KTR warns companies against participating in mines auction

    The BRS working president KT Rama Rao warned companies...

    Sivananda Ashram is the top Yoga center in Telugu States.

    Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Tapaswini Ashram is located in Gudur,...

    The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, recently inaugurated the new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Area Office and Innovation Centre. During his speech, he highlighted the widespread accessibility of digital technology in India, stating that the number of internet users in the country has risen from 25 billion in 2014 to 85 billion. He also noted that rural areas have a higher percentage of users than urban areas.

    PM Modi announced the establishment of a 6G R&D Test Bed, citing the laying of over 25 lakh kilometres of optical fibre in the past nine years by the government and business sectors as a case study for the rest of the world. He praised the JAM (JanDhan, Aadhaar & Mobile) trinity for its strength and effectiveness.

    - Advertisement -

    India and ITU signed a host country agreement in March 2022 for the development of an area office, which is housed on the second floor of the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) building in Mehrauli, New Delhi. The office aims to serve India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Afghanistan, and Iran. It also aims to improve regional coordination and ensure mutually beneficial economic cooperation.

    In addition to inaugurating the ITU Area Office and Innovation Centre, PM Modi also launched the “Call Before U Dig” (CBuD) app. The app was developed to prevent damage to underlying assets, such as optical fibre cables, caused by careless digging and excavation. This damage costs the nation roughly Rs 3000 crore annually. CBuD exemplifies a “whole-of-government approach” to governance, making it easier to conduct business and benefiting all stakeholders.

    - Advertisement -

    Overall, PM Modi’s speech highlighted India’s progress in digital technology and its commitment to improving regional coordination and economic cooperation.

    - Advertisement -
    Rajesh M
    Rajesh M
    Latest News from Hyderabad, Telangana, India & World!

    Follow us


    Contribute News

    You can contribute an article to Telangana Tribune by dropping a mail at

    Latest stories


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here