3Ds are three key enablers for India to chart digital revolution: Minister

3Ds are three key enablers for India to chart digital revolution: Minister

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Hyderabad, May 22 : Telangana IT and Industry Minister K T Rama Rao said 3Ds -- Digital Literacy, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Innovation are the three key enablers for India to chart digital revolution in the postCovid era. Speaking at the inaugural session of the virtual digital Summit on “Digital Revolution in Post Covid Era: Touching Lives & Enriching Businesses” organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here on Friday, he said digital revolution can only be possible if digital or even non-digital solutions, can be accessed by a common man.

He added that enabling the common man with the help of technology will make him believe in technology, and create a social impact. If India has to grow leaps and bounds we need to create people digitally literate, create broadband and other necessary digital infrastructure and innovate. It is also critical that the Union Government should encourage states to collaborate, coexist and compete with the Global IT Value Chain; as part of Digital India Strategy, Mr Rao said.

Mr Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India congratulated and complemented Team Telangana for achieving 18 per cent growth in IT exports in this challenging time. Mr Sawhney further added that the Government of Telangana has lived up to any challenge given to them. While speaking about some of the upcoming schemes to boost electronic manufacturing in the country, he was confident that the State Government will encourage the IT ecosystem in the state to innovate and develop software products.

Mr Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, ITE&C, Industries & Commerce Department, Government of Telangana shared an experience on how around 1000+ Local Kirana Stores were empowered through the Digital Platform offered by the State Government in Covid times. He added that the pandemic has provided a big push to the digital transformation in the country. While it offers great opportunity, there is also a need to relook Digital India program to ensure that it does not create Digital Divide, Mr Ranjan said. (UNI)