New Delhi, Jul 1 (UNI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said 5G technology will bring significant changes in the world and India is preparing for that.
Interacting with the beneficiaries of ‘Digital India’ today through video conference, on the occasion of ‘Digital India’ completing six years since its launch, PM Modi said this decade is going to greatly enhance India’s capabilities in digital technology and its share in the global digital economy.
He believed that the youth will continue to take the country to new heights with digital empowerment and help the decade emerge as ‘India’s Techade’.
PM Modi said, ‘Digital India means opportunity for all, facility for all, participation of all. Digital India means everyone’s access to the government system. Digital India means a transparent, non-discriminatory system and an attack on corruption. Digital India means saving time, labor and money. Digital India means fast profit, full profit. Digital India means minimum government, maximum governance.’
The Prime Minister said the Digital India campaign has helped the country during the Corona period.
He said digital transactions have brought an unprecedented change in the lives of farmers.
The Prime Minister said under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Rs 1.35 lakh crore have been deposited directly into the bank account of more than 10 crore farmer families.
‘Digital India has also realized the spirit of One Nation, One MSP,’ he said.
‘Under Bharat Net scheme, work is underway on a mission mode to bring broadband internet to the villages. Through PM WANI, access points are being created so that rural youth can connect with high-speed internet for better services and education,’ the Prime Minister said.
He said affordable tablets and digital devices are being offered to students across the nation. Production Linked Subsidies are being offered to electronic companies to realise this goal, the Prime Minister said.
In the last 6-7 years due to Digital India, around Rs. 17 lakh crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of beneficiaries under various schemes.
He said the services like getting a driving license, birth certificate, paying electricity bill, paying water bill, filing income tax return, etc have become fast and convenient and, in villages, e Common Service Centres (CSCs) are helping the people.
Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and MoS for Education Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre were also present on the occasion.