The Government of India initiated the “Digital India” program to increase the use of technology in India. The goal was to make government services more accessible to citizens electronically by strengthening the country’s online infrastructure. The procedure will be designed to expand internet connectivity in order to empower the country digitally. It aids in reaching out to the general public and encouraging them to use technology in their daily life. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the campaign on July 1, 2015. The initiative attempts to link rural India through high-speed internet connectivity.

At the heart of the “Digital India” campaign are three components:

Development of digital infrastructure– To be able to implement diverse digital services across the country, a solid digital infrastructure must be built, particularly in rural areas. The country’s interior regions have either very little or no electronic network. This is why a digital network is being established across the country. Bharat Broadband Network Limited is the governmental agency in charge of implementing the National Optical Fiber Network project, as well as the Digital India Project.

Digital service delivery– The delivery of government and other services digitally is a key component of the Digital India Campaign. It is simpler to transition from physical to digital service delivery. Many services have been digitised as part of the Digital India effort. People’s daily monetary transactions were likewise changed to digital format. To maintain transaction transparency and to combat corruption, all money transactions are conducted online and are protected by one-time passwords.

Knowledge of the Internet– The skill required for full participation of the people in India is known as Digital Literacy. The fundamental behaviours, knowledge, and skills required to effectively use digital devices are required. Desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones are utilised for interacting, expressing, cooperating, and advocating. Over six crore rural households would be reached by the digital literacy initiative.

The Government of India hopes to achieve all-round growth on various fronts via the Digital India Programme. The government’s goal is to focus on ‘The Nine Pillars of Digital India,’ which include

  • Broadband Highways
  • Public Interest Access Programme
  • E-Kranti
  • Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity
  • E- Governance
  • Global Information
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Global Information
  • Early Harvest Programmes
  • Training in IT for jobs

The Digital India Campaign has successfully raised public awareness of the relevance of technology in India. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of the internet and technology. On August 5th, the Panchkula district in Haryana was named the finest and top performing district in Haryana as part of the Digital India initiative.

Technology behemoths from around the world have been paying careful attention to the Digital India Campaign and are enthusiastically supporting it. Even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his profile image to support the cause. He launched a Facebook trend and pledged to get Wifi hotspots operational in remote areas. Google has begun to fulfil its commitment to provide internet connectivity at 500 Indian railway stations. India is also establishing itself as a cloud hub through the use of data centres in the country. Oracle intended to invest in 20 states in order to work on smart city initiatives and payments. This Digital India campaign will aim at the growth and development of the masses of the country and will aim at improving their social and economic status.

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