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Consulate General of India
Saint Denis
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches Digital India Week

Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi has today, 01 July 2015, launched the Digital India Week with a view to empower the people of India through the Digital India Programme.

The Digital India has been envisioned as an ambitious umbrella programme to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It comprises of various initiatives under the single programme each targeted to prepare India for becoming a knowledge economy and for bringing good governance to citizens through synchronized and co-ordinated engagement of the entire Government.

This programme has been envisaged and coordinated by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in collaboration with various Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments.

The vision of Digital India programme also aims at promoting inclusive growth in areas of electronic services, products, manufacturing and job opportunities etc. The vision of Digital India is centred on three key areas:

(i) Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen
(ii) Governance & Services on Demand and
(iii) Digital Empowerment of Citizens

With the above vision, the Digital India programme aims to provide:

Digital Infrastructure:  Broadband Highways,Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity, Public Internet Access Programme, 
E-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology, eKranti - Electronic Delivery of Services,Information for All, etc.
Manufacturing: Target Net Zero Imports, IT for Jobs and Early Harvest Programmes.

The programme has been designed to change the lives of the people better by encouraging people's involvement and creating awareness among them.The estimated impact of Digital India will range from broadband connectivity in all Panchayats (village body), Wi-Fi in schools and universities and Public Wi-Fihotspots. The programme will generate huge number of IT, Telecom and Electronics jobs, both directly and indirectly. Success of this programme will make India Digitally empowered and a leader in usage of IT in delivery of services related to various domains such as health, education, agriculture, banking, etc.

The inaugural program by the Prime Minister on July 1, 2015 may be watched at the following links:

* http://webcast.gov.in/digitalindia
* http://pmindiawebcast.nic.in
* https://youtube.com/PMOfficeIndia


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