Published on: July 5, 2021

DIGITAL INDIA

DIGITAL INDIA

grandiosely What is in news : 6 years of Digital India campaign was celebrated recently

Dublin What is Digital India: Digital India was an initiative taken by the Government of India for providing high-speed internet networks to rural areas. Digital India Mission was launched by PM Narendra Modi on 1st July 2015 as a beneficiary to other government schemes including Make in India, Bharatmala, Sagarmala, Startup India, BharatNet, and Standup India.

Details:

  • It is under Ministry of Electronics and Information
    • Digital India Mission is mainly focused on three areas:
    • Providing digital infrastructure as a source of utility to every citizen.
    • Governance and services on demand.
    • To look after the digital empowerment of every citizen.

There are major nine pillars of Digital India that are mentioned in the table below:

  1. Broadband Highways
  2. Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity
  3. Public Internet Access Programme
  4. e-Governance
  5. e-Kranti
  6. Information for All
  7. Electronics Manufacturing
  8. IT for Jobs
  9. Early Harvest Programmes