India is leading Industrial Revolution 4.0, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat
In a bid to improve the accessibility of technology, streamline service delivery to ensure ease of life and give start-ups a boost, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched numerous digital portals and said that India was leading the fourth industrial revolution.
“All the programs launched today will enhance the ease of doing business and the ease of living. They will boost India’s startup ecosystem. India can proudly say that India is not just part of the Industry 4.0 revolution, but leading it,” Prime Minister Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched several digital portals during the ongoing Digital India Week 2022 including Meri Pehchaan Single Sign-On Portal, Digital India Bhashini, Digital India Genesis, Chips to Startup (C2S) program.
“All the programs launched today will make it easier to do business and easier to live. They will give a boost to India’s startup ecosystem…India can proudly say that India is not doing not just part of the Industry 4.0 revolution, but actually leading it,” Prime Minister Modi added.
India is currently working on digital mapping of rural properties using drones and other similar devices.
“Over the past 8 years, more than Rs 23 lakh crore has been transferred to beneficiaries through direct benefit transfers. were saved,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi pointed out that with the robust use of technology in national governance, queuing system has been minimized in Gujarat with digitalization of services.
“The government’s Digital India program has relieved the poor of corruption and is working to eliminate middlemen in all spheres,” he said.
Comparing India to other developed countries, Prime Minister Modi said the country accounts for 40% of digital transactions.
Digital India Bhashini is designed with the aim of enabling easy access to the Internet and digital services in Indian languages, including voice access, and assisting in the creation of content in Indian languages.
The key intervention in creating AI-based language technology solutions for Indian languages will be the creation of multilingual datasets. Digital India Bhashini will enable massive citizen engagement to create these datasets through a crowdsourcing initiative called BhashaDaan.
‘Digital India GENESIS’ (Gen-next Support for Innovative Startups) is a national high-tech startup platform, to discover, support, grow and create successful startups in Tier II and Tier III cities of India India. A total expenditure of Rs750 Crore has been contemplated for the scheme.
The Chips to Startup (C2S) program aims to train a specialized workforce in the field of semiconductor chip design at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Research levels, and to act as a catalyst for the growth of Start-ups. up involved in semiconductor design in the country. It offers mentorship at the organizational level and provides institutions with state-of-the-art design facilities. This is part of India Semiconductor’s mission to build a strong design ecosystem in semiconductors.
The Prime Minister was addressing Digital India Week 2022 in Gandhinagar. The theme of the week is “Catalysing the Techade of New India”.
Digital India Week 2022 will have physical events from July 4-6 in Gandhinagar. The program will celebrate Digital India’s anniversary and demonstrate how public digital platforms like Aadhaar, UPI, Cowin, Digilocker, etc. made life easier for citizens.
It will showcase India’s technological prowess to global audiences, explore collaboration and business opportunities with a wide range of stakeholders and showcase the Techade of opportunities for NextGen.
It will see participation from startups and leaders from government, industry and academia. A Digital Mela is also organized with more than 200 booths that will showcase digital solutions that make life easier as well as solutions developed by Indian Unicorns and Startups. Digital India Week will also offer India Stack Knowledge Exchange in virtual mode from July 7-9.
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