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21st June, 2024 Science and Technology


Source: PIB

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  • In a significant move to promote innovation and technological advancement in the telecommunications sector, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced two major calls for proposals.
  • These initiatives are part of the Jai Anusandhan program aimed at fostering innovative start-ups, establishing a robust ecosystem for research and entrepreneurship, and achieving inclusive digital growth across India.


Key Initiatives

  • 5G Intelligent Village
  • Quantum Encryption Algorithm

5G Intelligent Village Initiative

  • The 5G Intelligent Village Initiative aims to harness the transformative power of 5G technology to enhance rural life, driving digital inclusion and economic growth.
  • The initiative addresses critical sectors such as agriculture, education, healthcare, governance, and sustainability.

Proposed Village Locations

  • Dharmaj, Dist. Anand, Gujarat
  • Ramgarh Urf Rajahi, Dist. Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Anandpur Jalbera, Dist. Ambala, Haryana
  • Bajargaon, Dist. Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Bhagwanpura, Dist. Bhilwara, Rajasthan
  • Dablong, Dist. Nagaon, Assam
  • Raosar, District Ashoknagar, Madhya Pradesh
  • Aari, District Guna, Madhya Pradesh
  • Banskhedi, District Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh
  • Burripalem, District Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Focus Areas

  • Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)
  • Massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC)
  • Establishing 5G Connectivity in Areas Without Existing Coverage


  • The initiative seeks collaboration between telecom service providers, sensor manufacturers, CCTV suppliers, and IoT providers.
  • The goal is to showcase the advantages of 5G connectivity and serve as a hub for research and development in rural innovation.

Quantum Encryption Algorithm (QEA)

  • The call for proposals aims to develop an India-specific Quantum Encryption Algorithm (QEA) that leverages quantum mechanics principles to secure digital communication channels.

Key Features

  • Unparalleled Security
  • Advanced Encryption Capabilities
  • Ultrafast and Efficient Encryption

Funding and Support

  • These proposals will be funded under the Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) scheme of the DoT.
  • The TTDF aims to promote research, design, prototyping, proof of concept testing, IPR creation, field testing, security, certification, and manufacturing of telecommunications products.

About Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF)

  • Setup Under: Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF) of DoT
  • Purpose: To promote the ecosystem for research and development in the telecommunications field




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