Who launched a Digital India initiative at New Delhi?

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Rahul Rajpoot asked 10-Jul-2019 in General Knowledge by Rahul Rajpoot

Who launched a Digital India initiative at New Delhi?

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UTKARSHA SINGHROUL answered 25-Jul-2019 by UTKARSHA SINGHROUL

The Digital India initiative has been launched by the Indian Prime Minister “Narendra Modi” at New Delhi, on July 1, 2015.

Who launched a Digital India initiative at New Delhi?

Digital India initiative was introduced by the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Recently the initiative has completed its 4 years. On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “The Digital India initiative is a people's movement, powered by people's strength and their efforts to learn as well as innovate. I salute all those precautiously working in order to strengthen the Digital India initiative and wish them the very best for their future efforts and dedication”.

Digital India is based on the philosophy of 4Es, and these are Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Empowerment. The initiative has the aim to ensure more people should be benefited from the joys of technology especially in rural areas. The initiative has brought in a movement towards more digital payments, thereby eliminating the concept of middlemen.

As, per the reports, the Digital India initiative has empowered a lot of people, eventually reduced corruption, and improved public service delivery in order to benefit the poor from different sources and means. Under the program, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also implemented his plan of putting government services online, expand the connectivity of the Internet to rural areas as well, and support the manufacturing of electronic goods in the country.

On the occasion of 4th anniversary of Digital India, 3 States and 55 Districts across the country for their significant contributions towards digital inclusion and innovative solutions were awarded and appreciated. To mark the anniversary the whole week has been celebrated as ‘Digital India Week’, under which various road-shows and education trips have been organized to promote the importance of various services.

The Digital India program has been conceptualized and coordinated by the ‘Department of Electronics and Information Technology’ in collaboration with various Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments.