Launch of Digital India: Rs 4.5 lakh crore investment and 18 lakh employment

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July 1, 2015

NEW DELHI – PM Modi kicks off its pet project 'Digital India' that aims to connect all gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance, and transform India into a knowledge economy.

July 1, 2015

NEW DELHI – PM Modi kicks off its pet project 'Digital India' that aims to connect all gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance, and transform India into a knowledge economy.

"Digital India aims to connect the entire country through broadband by 2019," said IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a welcome speech during the 'Digital India Week' launch today. He said, "Digital India will remain incomplete without 'Make In India' initiative. We will appeal businessmen to come and participate."

  • Mukesh Ambani announces Rs 2.5 lakh crore investment across Digital India pillars; To create Jio Digital India start up fund; working with device makers to make affordable devices.
  • Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry says the to hire 60,000 IT professionals this year. "Tata group has continued to invest in digital space; and has been active in e-governance programmes."
  • "India Today + Information Technology = India Tomorrow has become a staple mantra of IT firms," said Wipro's Azim Premji.

"PM has articulated a bold vision for our digital future. We applaud this momentous launch," Kumar Mangalam Birla said. "Invested in excess of $15 billion, which includes 100 thousand kms of fibre. We'll invest additional $7 billion."

Working to set up 100-acre digitally enabled township near Mumbai; plan to connect with CSR network in healthcare, education. Intend to build a 'Bharat connect'; plan to assemble, connect with 10 million people across villages.

  • Airbus CEO Bernhard Gerwert says committed to support India in making Digital India a success.
  • "PM Modi understands the power of technology," says Sunil Bharti Mittal. "We need to take connectivity to the next level, bring 4G for masses."

We commit to spend $16 billion to build further, deeper IT infrastructure in rural, urban India.

  • Will invest Rs 10,000 crore over next few years across digital, cloud and telecom space: Anil Ambani
  • We will try to connect Jammu & Kashmir through optic fibre under Digital India: Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal
  • Government is launching third phase of e-Shakti Abhiyan during Digital India Week to make 1 crore women digitally literate: ShivrajSingh Chouhan

Courtesy: Firstpost