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Digital India is ‘Sadhana’ of Aatmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi

Prime News, National, Telecom, Information Technology, Finance, Health, Disease, Vaccine, New Delhi, July 1:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (July 1) said that six years of Digital India programme marks rapid strides that the country has taken in adoption of technology. Modi said during the last six  years, people’s lives have been transformed with Digital India.

Addressing a function to mark six years of the government’s flagship programme- Digital India, he said the vision of minimum government and maximum governance will be fulfilled with help of Digital India.

Modi said Digital India is the ‘Sadhana’ of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and is the slogan for becoming a stronger India in the 21st century.

The Prime Minister said “Digi Locker is a good example of how effective Digital India has been. Now, all important documents including school and college documents, Aadhaar, PAN and Voter ID card can now be stored easily and securely in DigiLocker.”

He said that Digital India has played a key role in providing health care facilities in different parts of the country as platforms developed for online education to medicine are benefiting crores of Indians. Modi added that be it driving license, birth certificate, paying electricity and water bill, filing income tax return and other works have now become very easy and fast.

Talking about the benefits of Digital India during COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister said people from remote areas are getting benefits of e Sanjeevani especially during the pandemic. He added that Digital India and CoWIN are helping the country during vaccination. CoWin has also attracted interest from several countries across the globe.

Saying that Digital India mission has given more focus on the scale and speed of infrastructure development, he said around 2.5 lakh common service centres in villages are working. He said with the help of Digital India, the concept of ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ is being implemented.

The Prime Minister also interacted with beneficiaries of various schemes of Digital India via video conferencing.

Digital India was launched in July 2015 and it has turned out to be one of the biggest success stories of ‘New India.’ It has enabled services, brought the government closer to citizens, promoted citizen engagement and empowered people. The Digital India journey in the past six years has centred around empowerment, inclusion, and digital transformation. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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