Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched 'Digital India Week' at a function in Delhi, a pet scheme of the Indian govt., that aims to connect all gram Panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy.
“I dream of a digital India, where high speed digital highways unite the nation. We need to resolve that we'll reduce our reliance on imports and protect the world from cyber warfare. Clouds of a bloodless war (cyber warfare) are looming all over. Indian talent needs to come forward and assure that the world is protected.Design in India is as important as Make in India. I invite startups to come forward and contribute to the nation's growth. We will offer all possible support. What stops us from making electronic goods in India? We invite our industry leaders to come forward and start manufacturing. Technology will play a big role in realising the dream of minimum government, maximum governance,” said Prime Minister NArendra Modi while launching Digital India.
We are connecting Jammu & Kashmir through fiber network, said Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta.
We commit to spend in excess of Rs 100,000 crore in the next 5 years. We will take 4G to the masses, said Sunil Mittal, Bharti Chairman.
We are developing a digitally enabled township in a suburb of Mumbai. We plan to invest $7 billion in the next 5 years to consolidate connectivity infrastructure. Also launching a mobile wallet, said Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group.
I would like to congratulate the government and commit Tata Group's whole hearted participation, Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of Tata Group.
I believe Digital India will be a huge success because of the adoption of technology by the youth of India. Reliance will invest 250,000 crore across digital India pillars, said Mukesh Ambani, Reliance JIO.
We are promoting electronic manufacturing in a very big way. Invite all entrepreneurs to come and make in India. Digital inclusion will see BPOs in small towns like Gorakhpur and Varanasi, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.