Digital India Week

What does the “Digital Week” mean to India?

The “Digital India Week” was started on July 1st, 2015, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious Digital India Project. The programme which aims at connecting 2.5 lakh villages with broadband internet connectivity is being implemented by the Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY).

With a vision of “Design In India”, just like Make In India, the Prime Minister focused on the key areas of the IT industry and offered to help the start-ups in every possible way. The project is definite to boost the investments in India, and is being described as India’s e-revolution. It will see an investment of nearly Rs 1,13,000 crore from the corporate giants, like Mukesh Ambani who announced to invest a sum of Rs. 2.5 lakh crore across the digital india pillars.

Highlights of the project:

  • ‘Information of all’ scheme aims to make the internet available everywhere like PCOs
  • Broadband connectivity in all panchayats
  • Wi-fi connectivity in all schools and universities
  • Public wi-fi hotspots in all important cities by 2019
  • Digital locker – minimizing the use of physical documents, and instead having a digital repository which can be shared across
  • e-education
  • e-health

A huge investment is being announced by the top industrialists which include Tata Group Chairman – Cyrus Mistry, Aditya Birla Group Chairman – K M Birla, Airbus CEO Dr. Bernhard Gerbert and many more.

This could really prove a boon for the Indian talent, where in they will be further motivated to innovate and create a new digital era for India.