Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday ‘Government’s Digital India project will create over 50 million jobs once it is complete,’. Prasad said while addressing students at Shri Ram College of Commerce, “IT gives employment to about 3 million people. Once Digital India becomes reality, we can give jobs to five crore plus people,”.
Digital India Project
Whats is Digital India?
Digital India is an programme of government projects about Rs.100,000 crores which going to transform whole country into a knowledge economy.
All programmers aim to ensure easy access to technology infrastructure and government services are for the citizens.
Ravi Shankar Prasad said there is boom in e-commerce sector is pushing development of logistics and his ministry is working on scheme to open BPOs in small towns and rural areas.
“Once BPOs start opening up in mofussil towns, there will be computer training for which computer centres will come up that too will create jobs. We are running ambitious program of Make In India which will have to be supplemented with skilled India. These all will create jobs,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
“It is true that electricity is not everywhere. Either you keep cribbing that there is no power or fix it. There was no power in Gujarat, Narendra Modi ji promised that I will give power round the clock and today it is there. In your state Madhya Pradesh, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is making effort, many villages are getting electricity,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
“It is how you see at things, when you will have Digital India programme running in nearby villages, then there will be pressure on local leaders to get electricity in their village as well,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
“We have got 4,000 startups in India. Many of them are back from Silicon Valley, making their own products and making foreign companies run for money. I see they have potential to become Google or Facebook of India. Even Google and Facebook are becoming Indian by developing content in regional languages,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said.