Question by ricochet: What percentage of villages in India are served by telephone/cell-phone services?
I’m working on some ideas for overseas development projects and I wondered how easy communications are with villges in rural areas of India. Do you know roughly what percentage of villages lie in areas served by telephone/cell-phone services (if only the villagers could afford to use them).

Best answer:

Answer by vicky_cooldude19
villageMobile Services

(As on 30.04.2006)

Total number of connections
– 1,75,92,364
(As on 30.04.2006)

District Headquarters covered
– 592
Total number of villages covered
– 1,39,021
National Highway covered (Km)
– 45,438
State Highway covered (Km)
– 31,339
Railway route covered (Km)
– 15,730

village public telephones-535325 as on 31/03/2006

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