Free Smartphones, Odisha

Better connectivity and to enable children to access online web content easily through the smartphones

Odisha government has decided to distribute free smartphones to the resident families of Swabhiman Anchal or Cut-off areas of Malkangiri district. This initiative was virtually launched by CMO Odisha Mr. Naveen Patnaik on November 17, 2020. This initiative is mainly launched for the resident families in the Swabhiman Anchal area which is situated at the border of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Under this, free smartphones will be distributed, which will help the children in the families to learn and study online.

Overview:

Initiative name:Free Smartphones distribution
Initiative Under:Odisha Government
Announced by:CM Naveen Patnaik
Launch Date:November 17, 2020
Beneficiaries:Resident Families in Swabhiman Anchal area
Benefit:Free Smartphones
Major Objective:Better connectivity and to enable children to access online web content easily through the smartphones

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Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the initiative is to provide free smartphones to the families in Swabhiman Anchal area to help the children in the families to get access to the educational content online
  • Children will be able to study online especially in the current pandemic situations
  • In the current situations, some of the youth is facing difficulties to access online education and thus it is an important step thereby avoiding any loss of study
  • The smartphones will enable the access to unlimited information available on the web
  • This will also enable the people in the area to keep in touch and connect with other areas
  • 3 4G mobile towers are also going to be installed in the area which will enable seamless connectivity

Key Points:

  • CM Naveen Patnaik launched Free mobile phone distribution initiative through video conferencing on November 18, 2020
  • This initiative is mainly launched for the resident families in the Swabhiman Anchal or Cut-off areas
  • Under this initiative, free smartphones will be distributed to the families
  • This will enable improved connectivity
  • People will be able to connect with other parts of the world
  • Children will have access to all the online educational content available on the web
  • This initiative will be helpful to the children as they will get to study online especially in these pandemic situations around
  • Currently there are four 4G mobile towers available in the area
  • Three more 4G mobile towers are going to be installed soon
  • At the time of launch, CM also stated that the Swabhiman Anchal area is close to his heart and efforts will be made to include it in the developed areas of the state

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Nirmala sitharaman

Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY)