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.
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.