The Technology Sabha 06, organised by the Indian Express Group at Goa, brought into focus the various e-Governance initiatives undertaken by the central and state governments and the industry's views on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
On that occasion a message from the President, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, was read out. The message says that it is highly needed at this point to transform India into a developed nation and ICT has to play a vital role to work it out. The President believes that IT applications have potential for strengthening India's vision for 2020. Kalam also says that IT applications are the key elements in strengthening self-sufficiency among the citizens. Director, Technology Interface, President's Office, V Ponraj identified three technological areas that are going to drive India's growth; these are biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology. These three areas are different in nature but are interconnected. Goan IT Minister Dayanand G Narvekar said that there is an immense potential for IT in Goa. The Government of Goa has taken up e-Governance initiatives in various areas including the state transport department and land records