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According to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the government will open 10 million data centers in the country. The project has been dubbed the Prime Minister’s WiFi Access Interface, which will revolutionize the Wi-Fi in the country.
Under it, the government will open a Public Data Office (PDO), without the need for a license. Any available store can be converted into a data office. The center will be allowed to open in 7 days for data office, data aggregator, app system by the government.Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said fiber connectivity would also be connected to the islands of Lakshadweep. Connectivity will be delivered from Kochi to 11 islands of Lakshadweep in 1000 days.
Approval of Self-Employed India Employment Scheme
Union Minister Santosh Gangwar informed at a press conference that a self-reliant India employment scheme would be implemented in the country. Under which the total cost till 2020-30 will be 22 thousand crore rupees. About 58.8 lakh workers will benefit under this project. For those who are employed from March 2020 to next year, their EPF contribution will be provided by the government. The government will provide 24 per cent EPF contribution to the company which has more than 1000 employees.
According to Santosh Gangwar, when the Modi government came to power, there were 6 crore jobs in the organized sector. Which has now increased to 100 million jobs. In addition, the Union Cabinet has approved the USOF scheme in two districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam.
This public Wi-Fi access network interface is known as PM-WANI. The PM-WANI ecosystem will be run by the various organizations mentioned here:
Public Data Office (PDO): They will only install, maintain and operate WANI compliant Wi-Fi access points as well as provide broadband services to subscribers.
Public Data Office Aggregator (PDOA): They will be the aggregator of PDOs and handle authentication as well as accounting related operations.
App Provider: They will create an app for the user to register and find compatible Wi-Fi hotspots for WANI in the surrounding area and display it in the app to gain access to Internet services.
Central Registry: It will keep details of app provider, PDOA, and PDO. From the beginning the Central Registry will be maintained by C-DoT.
PDO will not require any registration for PDOA and the app provider will be able to register with DoT through DoT’s online registration portal (SARALSANCHAR; https://saralsanchar.gov.in) without any registration fee. Registration will be validated within 7 days after application.
It is expected that this business will be more convenient and suitable for easy business. The Covid-19 epidemic has created a need to provide stable and high speed broadband internet (data) service to a very large growing number of subscribers across the country, including areas where 4G mobile coverage is not available. This need can be met by installing public Wi-Fi.
In addition, the spread of public Wi-Fi will not only create jobs but also increase disposable income in the hands of small and medium enterprises to boost the country’s GDP as a whole.
The proliferation of broadband services through public Wi-Fi is a step towards digital India and its consequential benefits.
No license fee will be charged for broadband internet service provided using public Wi-Fi hotspots which will give a huge boost to its spread and establish it across the country. The availability and use of broadband will increase income, employment and quality of life, ease of doing business, etc.