Once this project is implemented on the ground level, internet facilities would be available at around four lakh public places in the country.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday has called a conference of communication and technology ministers from each state.

Elaborate discussions on how to swiftly implement the Digital India programme would be deliberated upon during the conference.

Sources claim around 1.7 crore job opportunities would be created under the Digital India programme. Around 8.5 million people will benefit from these employment opportunities in the country.

Apart from these our nation’s dependency on import for electronic products would also be over due once the project is implemented.

Major Highlights
Digital India is one of PM Modi’s pet project
Digital India aims at providing 1.7 crore job opportunities to the youth
Around 8.5 million people will benefit from these employment opportunities
Govt will spend a hefty amount of Rs 1.13 lakh crore on this project
Internet facility to be available at around four lakh public places as per the project
Nation’s dependency on import for electronic products would end
Universities and around 2.5 lakh schools in the country to get wifi facility
Govt allocated Rs 500 crore in the general budget for ‘E-Kranti’
The project will start in the ongoing financial year
It will be systematically implemented in four phases till 2018

The Digital India project was given clearance in the Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 20.

The government will spend a hefty amount of Rs 1.13 lakh crore on this project. The project will start in the ongoing 2014-15 financial year. It will be systematically implemented in four phases till 2018.

As per this project, the citizens of the country would be provided government facilities electronically.

Apart from this, around 2.5 lakh gram panchayats would be provided broadband services by the year 2019 as per the project.

Once this ambitious project is implemented, all the universities and around 2.5 lakh schools in the country would be get wifi facility. The government had allocated Rs 500 crore in the general budget for ‘E-Kranti’.

The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a point had said the gulf of difference between people who have internet facility and those who don’t have needs to be reduced.

He added that to fulfill these goals, the Centre would initiate a countrywide Digital India campaign.

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