Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Digital India programme. The vision of Digital India is based on Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen, Governance & Services on Demand and Digital Empowerment of Citizens.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, described cyber-related risks as a global threat of “bloodless war,” and called upon the Nation’s IT community to serve the entire world by building credible cyber-security systems.
The Prime Minister also exhorted the captains of India’s IT industry to boost production of electronic devices and goods in the country, as part of the “Make in India” initiative, to reduce dependence on imports.
He outlined his vision of e-governance and mobile governance, where all important Government services are available on the mobile phone. “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,” the Prime Minister said.
Similarly, the Prime Minister said, the Digital India initiative was aimed at improving the lives of the common man. He said that India may have missed the Industrial Revolution, but will not miss the IT revolution.
The Prime Minister assured full support to young entrepreneurs who wished to launch Start-ups. He called upon the youth to innovate and said “Design in India” is as important as “Make in India.”
Top CEOs also commit to invest and total investment of Rs 4.5 lakh crore. Bharti group, announced Rs 1,00,000 crore in infrastructure in rural, urban India, e-health, e-education and electronic manufacturing. Mukesh Ambani invested of Rs 2,50,000 crore, Idea Cellular announced of Rs 42,000 crore, Vedanta Group invested of Rs 40,000 crore, Delta Corportaion’s CEO Ping Ching announced investments of Rs 3,000 crore. Anil Ambani also committed of Rs 10,000 crore in cloud infrastructure and telecom as well.
The Prime Minister also unveiled the “Digital India” logo and released policy documents related to Digital India. He also felicitated two women CSC village level entrepreneurs.
Union Ministers Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Shri J. P. Nadda, Shri Thaavar Chand Gehlot, Shri Jual Oram, and Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman were present on the occasion.