Digital India Portal, 'New India' Initiative by PM of India

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Digital India portal is a campaign launched Bethe government of India on 1st of July, 2015. Digital India is a programme to transform India into a digitally empowered society. It is an ambitious project that will benefit everyone especially villagers who travel long distances and waste time and money for various reasons.

Digital India portal campaign was launched to ensure that the government services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing internet connectivity. The aim of launching this campaign is to provide Indian citizens electronic government services by reducing paperwork, improve work efficiency and save time. To create digital infrastructure,  increase internet penetration and digital awareness. There are 9 pillars of Digital India  -  Universal access to the internet, IT jobs, e - Kranti, e-governance, etc.

The government believes that driving technology forward will really improve peoples lives in India. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accelerated India's efforts to become the next global Hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship. More importantly, he understands the importance and diversity of technology. More than 15 - 20 Ministries of Government involved in implementing this program. Every Indian will have a smartphone by 2020.

An appreciable effort to make this campaign was made by the chairman of Reliance Group,  Mr. Ambani who made a move by investing 2.5 lakh crores in the Digital India project.

The success of this programme would be the dream come true of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi of serving the Indian people with e-governance.

What is Digital India?

It is a programme to prepare India for a digitally inclined future, information technology-based program. It is an umbrella program that weaves together a large number of ideas and thoughts into a single comprehensive vision is that each of them is seen as a part of a larger goal.

It is a very effective and efficient technique which will save time and Manpower to a great extent.  This initiative was started on the 1st of July in 2015 to connect people of rural areas and villages with high-speed internet networks to access any information needed.

This project is aimed to be completed by 2020. It is the programme which benefits both services providers and consumers.

This programme has been accepted by multiple countries like United States, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam an various other countries.

And the success rate of digitization through Digital India is better than any other digital programme and the basic purpose of it is to create a Digital infrastructure.

For effective implementation of the Digital India initiative, the program has been divided into following three parts :

  1. The creation of digital infrastructure.
  2. Delivering services digitally.
  3. Digital literacy.

VISION OF DIGITAL INDIA :

1. INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructures is a utility for every citizen. It has to provide high-speed internet as the core utility, then cradle to grave digital identity that is unique lifelong. Easy access to common service center i.e cloud storage must be there for the documents of every individual.

2. EMPOWERMENT

Digital empowerment of individuals.  Digital literacy has to be made,  universally accessible resources would be available all document certificates should be made available on cloud in various different languages.  Then collaborative platforms for participative governance.

OTHER VARIOUS AIMS OF THE DIGITAL INDIA PROGRAMME :

1. To provide more and more information technology jobs to the citizens.

2. To ensure broadband highways.

3. To make access to mobile phones universal.

4. To make sure all the information is available online.

5. Less than 40 % of Indians have access to the internet as of today. It is important to provide internet access to every Indian.

6. The Internet can help people get better to advise on health services.

7. It can help small businesses. People can use online tools to increase their business effectiveness.

8. It can improve lifestyle right from basic to advance.

These all points are favorable to India and digitization of India.

PM Narendra Modi's Speech at the launch of Digital India :

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