Which of the following is/are the aim/aims of “Digital India” Plan of the Government of India?
- Formation of India’s own Internet companies like China did.
- Establish a policy framework to encourage overseas multinational corporations that collect Big Data to build their large data centres within our national geographical boundaries.
- Connect many of our villages to the Internet and bring Wi-Fi to many of our schools, public places and major tourist centres.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
- On July 1, 2015, the Prime Minister launched the “Digital India” Programme. It is designed to provide a significant boost to nine key growth areas referred to as the pillars of Digital India.
- These pillars include Broadband Highways, Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity, Public Internet Access Programme, e-Governance, e-Kranti, Information for All, Electronics Manufacturing, IT for Jobs, and Early Harvest Programmes.
- The programme focuses on three main areas: ensuring digital infrastructure reaches every citizen, delivering digital services and governance on demand, and empowering citizens through digital means.
- The objective of the “Digital India” plan is to connect all villages and gram panchayats in India with broadband internet, promote e-governance, and transform the country into a knowledge economy driven by connectivity.
- Therefore, it can be concluded that statement 3 is correct.