Union Cabinet launched the Digital India Programme. The programme is worth 1 lakh crore rupees and seeks to transform the Indian economy into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.
The Digital India programme is a transformed version of the already running National e-Governance Plan. The programme will be implemented in phases from 2014 till 2018.
Aim of the Programme: The project aims to provide thrust to nine growth areas. These are: broadband highways, everywhere mobile connectivity, Public Internet Access Programme, e-Governance, e-Kranti (which aims to give electronic delivery of services), information for all, electronics manufacturing, IT for Jobs and early harvest programmes. Projects included in the program aim to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and people get benefit of the latest information and communication technology.
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