PM Modi launched ‘Call Before u Dig’ app
The Prime Minister on 22 March launched the ‘Call Before u Dig’ (CBuD) app, to tackle Uncoordinated digging and excavation.
An overview of the news
The mobile application is an initiative of the Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communications.
It aims to prevent damage to underlying assets such as optical fiber cables, which is caused by unorganized quarrying and mining, which leads to a loss of about Rs 3,000 crore every year.
This will save potential business losses due to lesser disruption of essential services like road, telecom, water, gas and electricity and reduce the inconvenience caused to citizens.
The app will connect excavators and property owners so that planned excavation can be carried out in the country while ensuring the safety of underground assets.
The App will save potential business loss and minimise discomfort to the citizens due to reduced disruption in essential services like road, telecom, water, gas and electricity.
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