To transform India into knowledge economy, PM Modi is set to launch the ‘Digital India’ project that aims at generating 18 lakh employment with an investment of 4.5 lakh crore. Also, the project is set to promote e-governance and connect all the gram panchayats by broadband internet.
According to Ravi Shankar Prasad, the IT minister, by 2019, Digital India would definitely connect the entire country through broadband. He added that the said project will be incomplete without the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Hence, the businessmen are appealed to come and participate.
Mukesh Ambani declares to invest INR 2.5 lakh crore across Digital India pillars.
Cyrus Mistry, Tata Group Chairman announces to hire 60,000 IT professionals in 2015.
Kumar Mangalam Birla applauds the momentous launch by saying the Modi has articulated a bold vision for the digital future of India. More than $15 billion have been invested, which includes 100 thousand kms of fibre and an additional investment of $7 billion is also expected. They are working to connect with CSR network in education and healthcare, set up 100-acre township near Mumbai (digitally enabled), intend to build a ‘Bharat connect’ and connect with 10 million people across villages.
Airbus is also poised to support India in making the project ‘Digital India’ a huge success.
With an aim to take connectivity to the next level, i.e. introduce 4G for masses. Sunil Bharti Mittal is of the view to spend $16 billion for a deeper IT infrastructure in urban and rural India.
Anil Ambani commits to invest Rs 10,000 crore in the upcoming few years across cloud, digital and telecom space.
Vedanta Chairman is of the view to connect Jammu & Kashmir through optic fibre.
During Digital India Week, the government will launch third phase of e-Shakti Abhiyan, in order to make 1 crore women digitally literate, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan.