9 Things You Need To Know About PM Modi’s Digital India Campaign Launching Tomorrow
Modi government’s ambitious Digital India campaign is all set to launch tomorrow. Screening of the launch event has been made mandatory in IT companies’ offices and across universities.
A brain-child of PM Modi, the project will digitally connect various areas of governance with citizens across urban and rural India.
From free wi-fi connectivity in 2500 cities to spreading the reach of broadband to the poorest of the poor in the hinterland of India, there’s much on the cards to make India a digitally-savvy country.
Here’s all you need to know:
1. PM Modi will launch the Rs 1.13 lakh crore project on 1st July in Delhi, where he will reveal the campaign logo using a laser beam in front of about 10,000 people.
2. Nearly 400 CEOs, the likes of Sunil Mittal, Cyrus Mistry, Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, along with high commissioners and several other VVIPs will be a part of the launch event.
3. The National Optical Fiber Network forms the pillar of the campaign as it will provide broadband connectivity to around 20,000 gram panchayats, and aims to spread to 2.5 lakh panchayats by 2016.
4. Huge investments running into billions of dollars in the field of electronics are to be announced by various industrialists at the event.
5. The project will enable wide-scale usage of IT in vital sectors such as education, health, agriculture and also provide huge employment in IT and electronic industry.
6. The campaign will comprise four portals and apps – Digital India App, MyGov App, Aadhar Mobile Update App and Swachh Bharat Mission App.
National Scholarship Portal, Digital India Platform, Digital Locker, e-Sign, and e-Hospital are also vital platforms under the campaign for bringing important aspects of governance online.
7. The ‘eHospital’ portal will facilitate scheduling appointments online for OPDs to various government hospitals like AIIMS and get access to lab reports.
8. The ‘eBasta’ app will reduce the burden of physical books for students and provide easy access to educational material like textbooks, lectures that would be available digitally and can be easily accessed via phones, PCs and tablets.
9. Using DigiLocker portal, citizens can digitally store all their important documents like Voter card, PAN card, degree certificates which would negate the need to provide hard copies of these documents for various official purposes.
An aadhar card and a mobile number are required to sign up for this facility.
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