Speaking at a special event to mark the completion of NASSCOM’s 25th year, Prime Minister said there was immense potential for the Indian IT sector to innovate and provide mobile applications to deliver citizen centric services and mobile governance. Speaking of the Digital India initiative, the Prime Minister said e-governance also implies easy governance, and economical governance. He said Government is building IT infrastructure, and would adopt innovations by the IT industry. Talking about digital databases, he said the world would need “digital godowns” in the near future. He said the digital divide in India needs to be eliminated.
The Prime Minister explained how technology was helping to curb corruption. He gave the examples of the coal block auctions, and Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG subsidy, in this regard.
The Prime Minister called for the Indian IT sector to boost tourism in India. One way of doing this, he said, was to make virtual museums showcasing India’s heritage. He called upon industry leaders to contribute towards creating e-libraries for schools.