2 February 2015
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Cabinet Minister of Communications and Information Technology has reiterated his commitment to Digital India in an editorial page article in The Times of India. 600 million Indians will harness the technology through National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN). All categories of digital services providers can use the network.
Government Announcement of Digital India Programme
The Digital India is to be an overarching Programme for empowering people. E-governance is to be hallmark for good governance. Steps have been initiated to connect over 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats by laying about 7 lakh kilometers of optical fiber cable (NOFN) in the next three years. Over 1,13,000 crore rupees is expected to be spent on the programme over next 5 years.
Launching the National Digital Literacy Mission in August this year, the Prime Minister had said that a digital revolution was about to begin. Modi went on to say that his vision of a `digital` India encompasses a time when the common man is able to track the government`s work from his mobile phone.
Digital Saksarat Abhiyaan (DISA) will make 42.5 lakh people digitally literate. A scheme for the purpose was approved on 9.12.14 under Digital India. Out of the total target, 4 lakh candidates are to be trained by Industry, NGOs and others through their own resources/under CSR and remaining 38.5 lakh candidates would be supported by Government.
Various applications of IT have started to be introduced. Jeevan Pramaan is one such application for biometric identification system for pensioners and biometric attendance for government employees. The Jeevan Praman was also launched by the Prime Minister indicating the importance that the Government is giving to the sector.
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Digital India Summit 2015
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Programme on ET Now on 14 Feb 2015 at 4.30 pm.
Panel discussion on how to implement Digital India
Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad - Indians will deliver if theyare made to deliver and are inspired to deliver. That is the basis for our plans.
Sanjay Kapoor - Micromax - India should make it possible to manufacturing in India, and it has to benchmark with China,
Programme on ET Now on 7 March 2015 at 4.30 pm
Public Internet Access
BJP - IT Head says the idea is to bring internet accessible to every indian. Presently 220 million have it. One more billion people are to be provided access to internet.
BJP manifesto talks of Rurban. Providing facilities presently available in urban areas in rural areas.
30 March 2016
Campaign to empower the citizens of India digitally will provide a business opportunity of $400 billion for electronics manufacturing including mobile phones. Another $350 billion opportunity will be presented by the IT and ITES sector and the communication services will provide business opportunity of another $250 billion. Thus a total of $1 trillion opportunity is created by Digital India initiative (by which year? 2020 or 2025)
The India media and entertainment (M&E) industry in set to grow at a CAGR of 14.3 per cent to Rs 2260 billion by 2020, predicts the KPMG-FICCI Media and Entertainment industry report 2016
advertising revenue which is expected to grow to Rs 994 billion at a CAGR of 15.9%.
Meanwhile, digital advertising, which continued its strong run with 38.2% growth over 2014 - as a mounting Internet user base and data usage were supplemented by increased spend allocation by marketers - is likely to scale up to Rs 255 billion by 2020 and contribute to 25.7% of total advertising revenues.
Updated 2 April 2016, 7 March 2015