Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that India’s technology not only proved but also evolved itself during Corona pandemic.
Mr Moid was addressing the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) through video conferencing. The Prime Minister said, there was a time when India was dependent on other countries for small pox vaccines but today, India is providing other countries Made In India vaccines to fight against COVID.
The Prime Minister stressed on the need to create world-class products that are Made in India for the world. Mr Modi urged start-ups and innovators to think, how to create world-class products that will set the global benchmark on excellence. Saying, technology has empowered citizens and connected them with the government, Mr Modi said, democratized data and last-mile service delivery has also been effective. He said, India is not short of ideas, it needs mentors that can mentor these ideas into reality. Mr Modi said, when the whole world was restricted to the four walls of their homes, the country IT sector ran their projects with the same commitment and dedication.
The Prime Minister said, at a time when every sector was affected due to Coronavirus, India’s IT industry achieved a 2 percent growth.
Prime Minister said, the government knows that barriers can never allow future leaderships to develop. Mr Modi added that government is trying to remove needless regulations out of the technological industry. Mr Modi said, the National Digital Communication Policy was one such attempt.
Mr Modi expressed happiness that country’s heavily cash dependent society is now transforming into a cashless economy. In a major move, the Prime Minister said, policies regarding mapping and geospatial data have been liberalised for the industry. He said, this step will empower country’s tech start-up eco-system and further boost the country’s Atmanirbhar Mission. Prime Minister said, the present government, with its new policies, is working towards minimum government and maximum governance.