Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India Week 2022, whose theme is ‘Catalyzing New India’s Techade’ in Gandhinagar today. During the programme, he also launched multiple digital initiatives aimed at enhancing the accessibility of technology.
He also announced the first cohort of 30 Institutions to be supported under the Chips to Startup (C2S) Programme. Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, Union Minister, Union Ministers Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw and Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, state ministers, people’s representatives, startups, and other stakeholders of the sector were among those present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said today’s programme gives a glimpse of continuously modernizing India in the 21st century. Through Digital India, India has exemplified how revolutionary the correct use of technology is for the growth of humanity.
According to a PIB release, He also said that “I am glad that this campaign, which started eight years ago, has been expanding itself with the changing times.”
The Prime Minister said “With the passage of time, the country which does not adopt modern technology, time moves ahead leaving it behind. India was a victim of this during the Third Industrial Revolution. But today we can proudly say that India is guiding the world in the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0.”
The Prime Minister also talked about the situation that was there a few years ago and added that “The situations of lines for birth certificate, bill payment, ration, admissions, result and banks, India has removed all these lines by getting online. So many services like, life certificate, reservation, banking etc have become accessible, fast and affordable. Similarly, through technology, under Direct Benefit Transfer, more than 23 lakh crore rupees have been directly transferred in the accounts of the beneficiaries, in the last 8 years,” said the press release.
Subsequently, he said that digital india has allowed us to control corruption and about 2 lakh 23 thousand crore rupees of the country have been saved from falling into the wrong hands.
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PM also applauded the role of technology during the pandemic and said, the power that Digital India has created in the country in the last eight years has helped India a lot in combating the Corona global pandemic.
We have also run the world’s largest and most efficient covid vaccination and covid relief program. Through our Cowin platform about 200 vaccine doses have been administered and certificates given, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister informed “today, India is working on the target of taking electronics manufacturing to more than $ 300 billion in the next three-four years. India wants to become a chip maker from a chip taker. Investment is rapidly increasing in India to increase production of semiconductors,” said PIB press release.
Lastly, The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the Digital India Campaign will keep on adding new dimensions to itself and will keep serving the citizens of the country.