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Govt wants to create digital inclusion: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Ravi Shankar PrasadReiterating the importance technology, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government wants to create a digital ecosystem, which leads to digital inclusion.

Speaking at a conclave on ‘Financial Inclusion’ organised by the United Nations, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and law & Justice said, “This is the age of technology, and technology is power; and this technology must empower India. We want to create a digital ecosystem, which leads to digital inclusion.”

The minister said that the government is undertaking a lot of technology-based initiatives like Digital India, Make in India, Start-up India, Smart Cities, Skill India. “Digital inclusion must be the common thread in these transformative initiatives.”

Digital inclusion: the foundation of financial inclusion

Highlighting digital inclusion as the foundation of financial inclusion, Prasad said the government has certain fundamental approach for making Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Digital India mission a reality.  “We want to become the leaders in the field of digital revolution. We want to create transformative technology, which will empower India and Indians,” he said.

He also talked about three important attributes of digital inclusion. “First, technology must be affordable; second, technology must lead to inclusion, and, third, technology must be developmental.” the Minister said.

 

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