The Government of India has launched the Digital India programme with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and having knowledge economy to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology. It was launched on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Digital India aims to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically by improving online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks.
It comprises of various initiatives, each targeted to prepare India for bringing good governance to citizens through synchronised and coordinated engagement of the entire government.
Digital India has the following three core components:
There are nine pillars of Digital India Programme:
Some of the facilities which will be provided through this initiative are:
The estimated impact of Digital India by 2019 would be ranging from broadband connectivity in all Panchayats, Wi-Fi in schools and universities and Public Wi-Fi hotspots.
The programme will generate a huge number of IT, Telecom and Electronics jobs, both directly and indirectly. The objective of the Digital India Group is to come out with innovative ideas and practical solutions in the usage of IT in the delivery of services related to various domains such as health, education, agriculture, banking, etc.
Supporters of Digital India:
– Deepika Naik