india is a program launched by Prime minister Modi on July 1st, 2015.
Narendra Modi plans to use information technology, telecommunication
facilities, internet, digitization techniques to modernize the services offered
Digital India will provide digital lockers for people to store
their certificates and documents online. Applications are made and
processed online, thus improving authenticity.
Training on the technologies will be provided for increasing
literacy among citizens. Mobile phones will be used as the personal
identity for various transactions. People will have access to all digital
services and the Internet of things (IoT) on their mobiles or other gadgets.
Digital India will have more transparency in the processes and governance.
This program is chaired and supervised by the minister for
communications and Information technology. Its aim is to provide Wifi
services to 2.5 lakh schools, Broadband internet connectivity to 2.5 lakh
villages, and universal mobile phone connectivity. Through this program
by 2020 we want to achieve net zero imports, ie., exports will be equal to
Then 400,00 public access points for net will be provided and more
than a Crore persons are to be trained in internet technologies, telecom,
information technologies. There is to be a huge cloud of computers
and servers to hold data related to the public. Broad band connectivity
will be provided with a vast network of fiber optical cables in rural
areas. All government offices would have attendance recorded and
maintained online, using Bio-metric identification.
New emerging area of flexible electronics field will be given a
push with research and development facility. The policy for setting up of
the BPO organization in India is modified for benefiting North East India.
There is a lot of importance given to making of digital gadgets
and smart phones with in India. Various technological giants in hardware
and software in telecom and computers, have agreed to step in and cooperate in
Digital India. These include the top Indian and Multinational