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PM Modi to launch Digital India Week today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Digital India Week on July 1 here aiming to encourage involvement and creating awareness about the field.Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that many

India TV Business Desk [ Updated: July 01, 2015 10:13 IST ]
pm modi to launch digital india week today
pm modi to launch digital india week today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Digital India Week on July 1 here aiming to encourage involvement and creating awareness about the field.

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that many dignitaries will join the government with their investment plans for the sector.

Around 10,000 participants are expected at that meeting, he said.

“We expect investments of billions of dollars from them. These investments will also result in employment to several lakhs of people,” the minister said.

The Digital India programme is meant to gave an impetus to the progress of e-governance and would promote inclusive growth in areas of electronic services, products, devices and manufacturing.

Industry leaders likely to join the government on this occasion are - Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director (MD), Reliance Industries Ltd, Anil Ambani, chairman, Reliance Group, Cyrus P. Mistry, chairman Tata Sons, Sunil Mittal, chairman and group chief executive officer (CEO), Bharti Enterprises and Kumarmangalam Birla, chairman, Aditya Birla Group.

The others are Ping Cheng, CEO, Delta Electronics, Anil Agarwal, Sterlite Technologies, Azim Premji, chairman, Wipro, Hari Om Rai, chairman and MD, Lava International, Peter Gutsmeidl, CEO, Airbus Group, Pawan Munjal, Hero Group and Mikio Katayama, vice chairman, Nidec Corporation.

Prasad also said that the goal of the mission is to leverage technology for common people.

“We are promoting electronic manufacturing. India can become a good destination of electronics manufacturing hub,” Prasad added.

 (With PTI Inputs)

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