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PM Modi calls for bridging digital divide, promote digital literacy

(Last Updated On: 27/09/2015)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for bridging the digital divide and promote digital literacy in the same way as general literacy.

Addressing a gathering of large number of CEOs of IT companies including Microsoft, Google, Cisco and Adobe before a dinner interaction in San Jose, USA, today, he also urged making technology accessible and affordable. He said access also means content in local languages.

Expounding the concept of Digital India, the Prime Minister said that it is an effort for India’s transformation on a scale which is unmatched in human history.

The Prime Minister said mobile or M – governance has the potential to make development a truly inclusive and comprehensive mass movement as it puts governance within everyone’s reach.

Mr. Modi said the government wants all citizens to be Digitally connected. To achieve this, six lakh villages and all schools and colleges will be connected with broadband, He said five hundred railway stations will shortly be provided with free Wi-fi hotspots. Prime Minister said IT will be used to build smart cities and villages will be turned into smart economic hubs.

He said Digital India presents huge opportunities and invited partnership for rolling out the program.

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