India will not miss the IT revolution: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as Cyrus Mistry (R), chairman of Tata Group watches during the launch of “Digital India Week” in New Delhi, India, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra at the launch of Digital India Week 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. He reiterated his Government’s resolve to not allow the Digital Divide to become a barrier between people.

The Prime Minister unveiled the ‘Digital India’ logo and released policy documents related to Digital India. He said that the Digital India initiative was aimed at improving the lives of the common man. “India may have missed the Industrial Revolution, but will not miss the IT revolution.”

He also emphasised on boosting the cyber-security of the country. Describing cyber-related risks as a global threat of ‘bloodless war’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the nation’s IT community to serve the entire world by building credible 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 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’.

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