PM Modi to launch yet another pet project Digital India initiative today

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New Delhi, July 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday will launch the ambitious 'Digital India' programme in the national capital.

Read more: All you need to know about Digital India programme: Explained

The programme which is an attempt to create participative, transparent and responsive government will be launched in the presence of top industry leaders like Mukesh Ambani, Satya Nadella, Cyrus Mistry and Azim Premji in New Delhi at 4 pm.

PM to launch Digital India initiative

Reportedly, the programme will also be launched simultaneously in 600 districts across the country to make people aware about the benefits of the same.

The Prime Minister is expected to launch the logo of the programme and also unveil various schemes like Digital Locker, e-eduction and e-health. Last year, the Modi Government had approved the Digital India programme comprising various projects worth over Rs 1 lakh crore to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.

The programme includes projects that aim to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and people get benefit of the latest information and communication technology.

While Prime Minister Modi will present the government's roadmap for digitising India, four industry leaders will make brief remarks on their idea of taking digital revolution to the masses. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, whose company Reliance Jio Infocomm is scheduled to launch 4G services by December, Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji will make presentations on the occasion, sources said.

Other corporate leaders who are likely to attend the event include Bharti Group chairman Sunil Mittal and Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani among others.  The sources, though added that confirmation is not received yet from all the invitees. The source said with the launch of this programme, the government is taking a big step forward to transform the country into a digitally empowered nation.

The Ministry of Communications and IT is the nodal agency to implement the programme.

OneIndia News

(with inputs from PTI)

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