In three years 50 per cent Indians will be digitally literate

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The Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing at the Award Presentation Ceremony of the Digital Wellness Online Challenge-2015, in New Delhi on February 04, 2016.

In the next three years, the government aims to take digital literacy to at least 50 per cent from the current level of 15 per cent, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed.

At an event to award the winners of the Digital India Week’s online quiz competition on cyber safety and cyber awareness, Prasad said 100 per cent digital literacy was needed to make India a truly digitalised society.

Informing that the world was keenly watching the developments in India and Prasad said it was the responsibility of the youth to come up to expectations.

He said more than 4,000 innovators have come to India to explore possibilities in the fields of IT and electronic manufacturing.

“The knowledge economy will prove to be the driver of change, and initiatives of the government in this direction would place the country in a certain advantageous position,” he added.

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was recently appointed as the head of a high-powered panel that is now keeping an eye on Facebook.

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