Rajasthan govt on way to provide smartphones to 1.35 crore women


Three major telecom companies of the country have shown interest in the Chief Minister Digital Seva Yojana of the Rajasthan government under which 1.35 crore women in the state are to be given smartphones, officials said Friday. A senior official said a high-level committee will take a decision on the bidders this month after evaluation.

The government wants to complete this process at the earliest so that the scheme can be implemented before the assembly elections next year.

The total cost of the project is Rs 12,000 crore. The technical bids for the government project were opened here on Wednesday.

“Technical bids were opened on Wednesday. Vodafone, a private company that offered the tender, did not appear,” Project in-charge Chhatrapal Singh told

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