With its flagship Digital India scheme, the country has shown to the world that the effective use of technology can bring revolutionary changes for the benefit of humanity. The campaign started eight years ago and has been expanding with the changing times. Today, 40 per cent of the world’s digital transactions happen in India. In fact, the Indian economy is setting new dimensions due to the rapid growth in digital transactions.
Today every section of society is benefiting from the ease-of-transactions with one click through the mobile phone. At the same time, the facility of the Common Service Center (CSC) under the Digital India campaign has made the life of common people much easier.
Digital India has brought a positive change in the lives of the people. It was only 8-10 years ago when there used to be a queue for a birth certificate, bill submission, ration, school/college admission and results, and banks too. Now India has found a remedy to those long queues through the online medium of Digital India. Today, various facilities have become accessible, fast, and affordable by going digital. The transparency that has come from Digital India has freed the poor and middle class from corruption at many levels.
Taking a step further, India is now aiming to become a semiconductor chip manufacturing hub in the near future. The foundation for this was laid during the inauguration of the Digital India Week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Gandhinagar last month. While stating the importance of Digital India, PM Modi had said the country which does not adopt modern technology will be left behind. India, he said, was a victim of this during the Third Industrial Revolution but today we can proudly say that it is guiding the world in the fourth industrial revolution.
Through Digital India, PM Modi said, the country was moving at a fast pace towards the future; a modern, prosperous and strong India. Not only this, India is working on the target of increasing electronic manufacturing to more than $300 billion in the next three-four years. India now wants to become a chip-maker from a chip-taker. Investment in India is increasing rapidly to boost the production of semiconductors.
Several initiatives were launched in Gandhinagar Chips-to-Startup (C2S) Programme and the first group of 30 institutions were announced. Under this programme, the group will be helped in the field of semiconductor chip manufacturing.