PM Modi Unveils ‘Call Before u Dig’ to prevent damage from uncoordinated digging
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an app called ‘Call Before u Dig’ (CBuD) on March 22, 2023, to protect underground public infrastructure across the country.
This app has been launched with the aim to help prevent uncoordinated digging that results in damage to underground utility assets like optical fibre cables.
The CBuD app will facilitate coordination between excavation agencies and underground utility owners to prevent damage to utilities due to digging.
It will help to reduce financial losses that occur in executing infrastructure projects.
The ‘Call Before u Dig’ mobile application has been developed by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications and the Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics, Government of Gujarat.
Along with this, PM Modi unveiled the Bharat 6G Vision Document.
Bharat 6G Vision Document is a vital document for the development of the 6G standard in India.
PM Modi also inaugurated the new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Area Office and Innovation Centre in India.
It must be noted that India signed a Host Country Agreement with ITU in March 2022 for the establishment of Area Office.
It will serve India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan and Iran.