Modi launches ‘Digital India Week’ to empower people via IT

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the “Digital India Week” as part of the larger initiative to empower the people and extend services better with the use of information technology and its tools.

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The prime minister also unveiled a logo for Digital India, an umbrella programme that seeks to transform India into a digitally-empowered, knowledge economy with a host of initiatives for a synchronized and coordinated engagement of the government and its agencies.

Foer this scheme, the prime minister has already been named chairman of a high-powered monitoring committee and all existing and ongoing e-governance initiatives will be revamped to align them with the larger principles of “Digital India”, according to an official statement.

The larger goal of Digital India includes broadband connectivity in all panchayats, Wi-fi in all the schools and universities and public wi-fi hotspots in all important cities by 2019. It will be deployed in delivering services in areas like health, education, agriculture and banking.

The vision is centred on three key areas:

– Digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen

– Governance and service on Demand

– Digital empowerment of Citizens


  1. Dear readers,

    May be PM Modi just woke from his deep slumber,as this initiative was already taken in the past by respective state governments in the past. The state capital Bangalore is one of the gateway to India and largest contributor to IT exports. This potential was later realised by Mr.Naidu, Jayalalitha and Kerala followed the suit.

    Perhaps Digital age is one of the fastest growing sector in India which many companies and made affordable to all classes of the society.It seems Indian’s can afford Mobile and talk time better than skyrocketing food inflation.

    Despite E-Governance and Modi Government’s Ambitious “Digital India” Program,Days after being accused of irregularities in awarding contracts worth Rs 206 crore for purchase of various items in anganwadi schools, Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde seems to have landed in fresh trouble as allegations emerged that she may have interfered with the government’s tendering process for two contracts for water conservation projects in Parbhani district.

    Another minister in the BJP-led Maharashtra government, Vinod Tawde, is caught in controversy over the award of a contract for fire extinguishers for schools, allegedly without a tender.

    The state BJP government has earlier decided to tender all works costing Rs 3 lakh and above through an online process. Earlier, this limit was Rs 20 lakh. When the rule maker is the rule breaker, “Prime Minister Modi’s famous words ‘na khaunga, na khane dunga’ (neither will I take bribe, nor will I allow anyone to take bribe) have come back to haunt him.

    Jai Hind

  2. Mr. Modi is in a hurry to accelerate the communication speed in India. He is not showing any interest touching the bottom down people, 1/3 of the Indian population. They are half starving and half naked, sick and illiterate. Are they concerned with this IT revolution dedicated by Mr. Modi? For Mr. Modi, the poor sector is not in the list at all. Where is the bathroom and toilet promises?

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