PM's digital dialogue with tech enthusiasts on Digital India

Questions can be shared on forums like facebook, twitter and linkedIn using #DigitalDialogue

| July 4, 2015


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Prime minister Narendra Modi has said on Saturday that the ‘overwhelming’ response he has received on the ‘Digital India’ initiative has inspired him to hold a ‘Digital Dialogue’ with the tech enthusiasts of the country.

Modi has invited tech enthusiasts to share their ideas and inputs on Digital India using #DigitalDialogue, adding that he will answer some of the questions tomorrow.

These questions can be shared on forums like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using #DigitalDialogue, an official press release added.

The Prime Minister shared his views on digital dialogue via a series of tweets.


Prime Minister Modi launched the ‘Digital India Week’ in the national capital, with a view to empower the people of the country through the ‘Digital India’ programme. It aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.

Meanwhile, many technology startups hope that the momentum on the Digital India front would serve as the catalyst for the Centre to launch more startup-friendly policies.

The Rs 1.13-lakh-crore Digital India programme, Modi’s pet project saw India’s leading industry houses commit investments worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore in a slew of technology initiatives that can potentially add 1.8 million new jobs.

The major highlights of the Digital India move are to connect 250,000 villages with broadband, provide 400,000 public internet access points and provide wifi at 250,000 schools.

“I dream of a digital India where high-speed digital highways unite the nation; 1.2 billion connected Indians drive innovation; technology ensures the citizen-government interface is incorruptible,” Modi had said.

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said his company will invest over Rs 250,000 crore in the digital space. This would include the spend on roll-out of wireless broadband infrastructure and manufacturing of mobile handsets. He said RIL’s digital investments will create employment for over 500,000 people.

Meanwhile, the youth who conceptualized the logo for Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' mission is a Barasat resident. Rana Bhowmik is  a graphics designer from the town near Kolkata.

 

 

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