Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has launched his premium ‘Digital India Project’. PM has announced various schemes including Digital Locker, e-education, e-health and National Scholarships Portal.
Today we are taking a landmark step in our quest to create a Digital India. pic.twitter.com/15XYj1GFwx
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 1, 2015
Digital India is government’s initiative to connect the entire country through broadband by 2019. Projectwill bring 2.5 lakh villages under broadband connectivity, promote e-governance, realize universal phone connectivity to make India a global leader of IT in services like health, education and banking.
— MIB India (@MIB_India) July 1, 2015
National fibre network has started working on laying the fibre for this project, 250000 gram panchayats will be connected through optic fibre. The cost is estimated to be nearly Rs 1 lakh crore to 1.3 lakh crore.
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Event saw participation of many eminent guests:
# Will invest Rs 10,000 crore in Digital India programme: Anil Ambani
# Will achieve 5 fully operational cloud exchange networks by the end of 2015: Anil Ambani
# Committed to invest Rs 1 lakh crore in next five years in digital space: Sunil Bharti Mittal
# We will take 4G to the masses, makes e-health accessible: Sunil Bharti Mittal
# CEO of Airbus Dr. Bernhard Gerbert extends his support to the government and Digital India
# Aditya Birla Group will invest $7 billion in next 5 years in network rollout and infra and digital space: KM Birla
# We will invest Rs 2.5 lakh crore across Digital India pillars: Mukesh Ambani