ARTICLE ON DIGITAL INDIA:

INTRODUCTION:

Digital India is a digital empowerment initiative to provide public services online and to develop broadband networks through increased Internet access through high-speed Internet networks in the world. … The new Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced Digital India on 1 July 2015.Digital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India in order to ensure the Government’s services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.

CONTENT:

Satyan Pitroda popularly known as Sam Pitroda (born 4th May 1942) is an Indian telecom engineer, inventor and entrepreneur.Future expectation of Digital India may be following: Well defined infrastructure: High speed internet connection should be available for every gram panchyats, easy access to common services centre within their locality and safe & secure cyber space in the country.There is no doubt that the Digital India Initiative has been a huge success in its first five years. … The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, that is presently under consideration by the Government, is a step in this direction and will help India to protect and secure its digital interests and rights.

IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL INDIA:

The digital India project aims to ensure the broadband highways, to ensure universal access to mobile phones, to facilitate people with high speed internet, to reform government through digitization, to bring electronic delivery of services, to provide online information and knowledge accessibility easy to all citizens .

NINE PILLARS OF DIGITAL INDIA:

Nine pillars of Digital India Broad band Highways.Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity.Public Internet Access Programme.e-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology.e-Kranti – Electronic Delivery of Services.Information for All.Electronics Manufacturing.IT for Jobs.

CHALLENGES:

There are many roadblocks in the way of its successful implementation like digital illiteracy ,poor infrastructure, low internet speed, lack of coordination among various departments, issue pertaining to taxation etc. These challenges need to be addressed in order to realize the full potential of this programme.Digital India has the potential to create a 1 trillion USD digital economy in the next few years. Special emphasis is placed on agriculture, health, education and skilling. … Mobile penetration has now crossed one billion Indian residents and nearly 450 million citizens have Internet connectivity.

IMPACTS IN ECONOMY:

According to analysts, the Digital India plan could boost GDP up to $1 trillion by 2025. It can play a key role in macro-economic factors such as GDP growth, employment generation, labour productivity, growth in number of businesses and revenue leakages for the Government.

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