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Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said nowadays India should not pass over the digital revolution like in advance it pass over the Industrial and Entrepreneurial revolutions. India must absolutely recognize on Digital Revolution and should be the chief in it.
Pointing the Goa IT Day event here, Prasad said fundamentals of a digital India were laid when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Prasad said “He is IT-savvy for the past 25 years. He said if I came to power, I would create an India wherein IT plus IT is equal to IT. It means that the India Startup plus Information Technology is equal to India Tomorrow,”
Prasad further added that we missed the Industrial Revolution and then again we missed the Entrepreneurial Revolution which came about within the 70s and 80s . We missed that both revolution because of the licence allow quota raj. But we do not want to overlook the Digital Revolution. We want to be a leader in that.
He stated Digital India could make certain transport of services, and virtual inclusion of humans would bridge the divide between haves and have-nots.
Further he added that “We are linking 2.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country through optical fiber. One lakh gram panchayats have already been linked and the rest will be connected by the end of this year” .
Prasad added that the government was growing IT villages with the aid of supplying free services like Wireless Fidelity or WiFi and also by spreading awareness regarding their benefits.
The event was attended by the Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar and the IT Minister Rohan Khaunte.
Corporates were persuaded to provide funds so that they can contribute towards the progress of Digital India.


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