Electronics & information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad feels “Digital governance is good governance, digital governance is transparent governance and digital governance is honest governance.”
Speaking at a Special Session at FICCI’s 89th Annual General Meeting, he said with a population more than 1.25 billion, India has 1.04 billion mobile phone users, of which 350 million are smart phone users with 500 billion internet users.
Backed up by initiatives like Make in India, Digital India and Startup India, the nation is at the cusp of a big transformation.
With government emphasizing on electronics manufacturing sector, India has established 40 mobile phone manufacturing centres in the last one year and with conducive policy initiatives and framework India aims to become global manufacturing hub.
Prasad also gave examples of how citizens from remote parts of India are utilising the digital tools as epicentre of socio-economic development.
By Baishakhi Dutta