Existance of India will be at stake if it lags in catching emerging technology: Manoj Sinha

Innovation is key to achieve the vision of Digital India, said Sinha

Manoj Sinha, minister of communications, called for holistic planning rather than piecemeal approach to achieve the vision of Digital India.


The very existence of the country will be at stake if India lags in catching up with emerging technologies in coming 15 to 20 years, said the minister. He exhorted the officials and other stakeholders to “Walk the Talk” for achieving Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Transforming India through Digital Revolution’.


“It is our bounden duty to digitally empower the huge chunk of population particularly in rural areas who are still deprived of IT revolution”, said Sinha. He also underlined that the government alone cannot do this and called for cooperation of all. 


Sinha expressed the hope that by March, 2017, one lakh Gram Panchayats (GPs) will be connected through Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) to set up a network infrastructure to serve the rural masses. He said, whether network infrastructure or digital highway, there is need for finding appropriate technologies for the deprived sections of society. 


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