The Launch of Digital India Week

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

1st July 2015, marked the launch of the much spoken about Digital India week with much fanfare at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium in New Delhi to realize the vision of a Digitally connected India that will transform the lives of 1.2 billion Indian citizens.

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Attended by who’s who of India’s corporate world and by the top executives of a number of foreign companies, the launch earmarked the start of a program to bring digital revolution to the masses.

While the Industry leaders made their brief remarks on how they will contribute to the initiative , the highlight of the program was the PM’s speech, where he successfully sold the story of a digitally connected India and presented the government’s road-map for digitizing India.

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Digital India – An Initiative to Transform Lives

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

India is heading towards an internet economy worth USD 200 billion by 2020, that will contribute 5 per cent of the GDP.

– Report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

 

Digital India – A Transformational Initiative

The Digital India initiative, envisioned by the Govt of India, aims to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy by leveraging IT as a growth engine to enable change.

With 850 million mobile users and 243 million internet users in 2014, India is all set to ride the wave of digitization and grow into a strong digital economy.

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Centered on the 3 Key areas of

  • Improving the digital infrastructure
  • Providing Services on Demand
  • Digital empowerment of citizens

Digital India Initiative, has the potential to positively impact the lives of all citizens of India, irrespective of where they come from.

A digitally enabled India can bridge the gap between urban and rural areas by virtually connecting far flung areas of the country and empowering citizens to avail services with ease from any place within the country.

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