Digital India is a project started by the government of India on 1st of July, 2015 (from 1st to 7th of July as digital week) in order to transform India into a complete digitally empowered as well as knowledgeable country of the world. This project is interconnected by the various governmental departments such as IT, education, agriculture, etc in order to achieve promising bright returns. It is headed and planned by the ministry of communications and information technology. In the beginning of the project, there was a plan by the state government to provide high speed internet connection in almost 250,000 villages and other residential areas of the country. The crucial role played by the “Bharat Broadband Network Limited ” in this project is really appreciable.
In “Digital India” there would be easy digitization of data which will help in making things much more efficient and fast in the future. It will reduce paper work, save man power and save time as well. This project will take off by tying the knot between government and private sectors. Huge number of villages interconnected with high speed network will really undergo a huge change from backward regions to complete digitally equipped areas. All the cities, towns and villages in India will get more tech savvy. This project has been planned to be completed by 2019 with the investment of leading companies (national or international).
The main purpose of digitizing the country is to make available all the government services at easy reach to the citizens of India.
There are three key vision areas of this program which are:
- Digital infrastructure throughout the country is like a utility to the Indian people as it will make available high speed internet delivering all the government services efficiently. It will provide lifelong, unique, online and authenticable digital identity to the citizens. It will provide instant and easy access to any online service like handling bank account, financial management, safe and secure cyber-space, education, distance learning, etc.
- High demand of good governance and online services will make available all the services in real time through digitization. Digitally transformed services will also promote people for doing online business by making financial transactions easy, electronic and cashless.
- Digital empowerment of Indian people will really make possible of digital literacy through universally accessible digital resources. It will enable people to submit required documents or certificates online and not physically in the schools, colleges, offices or any organization.
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