Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his agency’s hopes of expanding India’s capabilities in digital expertise in the current decade, saying “it will improve the country’s share in the international digital economy”.
“This decade goes to boost India’s capabilities in digital expertise and its share in the international digital financial system. That’s why big experts are seeing this decade as ‘India’s Take Day’,” the Prime Minister said while interacting with the beneficiaries on the completion of six years of the Digital India scheme.
Noting how much the Digital India campaign helped the country during this period, the Prime Minister said that India was sending thousands of crores of rupees to people’s bank accounts at a time when the big rich countries were unable to. To send aid money to its residents due to the lockdown.
Modi said the government’s flagship Digital India mission has enabled the implementation of the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme and helped ease the entry of services for lakhs of people during the pandemic. “Using UPI, people do transactions worth around Rs 5 lakh a day. “One Nation, One Ration Card scheme which was made possible under the mission has especially helped the migrant workers.”
He said that digital transactions have also brought unprecedented change in the lives of farmers. “Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, more than 10 crore farmer families got Rs 1 lakh 35 crore immediately in their bank account. Digital India has also realized the spirit of One Nation, One MSP.”
The Prime Minister defined that Digital India means saving time, labor and cash; quick revenue, full revenue; Minimum authority, and most governance.
“Digital India means choice for all, convenience for all, participation of all. Digital India means entry of everyone in the system of government. Digital India means a clear, non-discriminatory system and an attack on corruption.”
Be it driving license, delivery certificate, paying electricity bill, paying water bill, submitting tax returns, for many such tasks, the Prime Minister said that with their help now the process has become much easier and faster. Digital India.
“And whatever is happening in the villages, now in the CSC center near your home.”
Modi said that on one hand there is a passion for innovation in the country and on the other there is a passion to speed up these reforms. “So, Digital India is the resolve of India. Digital India is the ‘Sadhana’ of self-reliant India. Digital India is a call for India to become stronger in the 21st century.
“Many countries have also shown interest in India’s CoWIN app for vaccination. Having such monitoring software for the method of vaccination is a testament to our technical proficiency. Aarogya Setu, one of the world’s largest digital contact tracing app, has helped a lot in preventing infection.