In order to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy, the government will formally launch the Digital India Week on 1 July, in an event inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It will be attended by a number of prominent industry leaders from across the world. Industry honchos like Cyrus P Mistry (Chairman, Tata Sons), Mukesh D. Ambani (Chairman & MD, Reliance Industries), Sunil Mittal (Chairman and Group CEO), Bharti Enterprises and many others are likely to attend the event at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi stadium.
The government is expecting investments to the tune of billions of dollars during the Digital India week.
The estimated impact of Digital India by 2019 would be cross cutting, ranging from broadband connectivity in all Panchayats, Wi-fi in schools and universities, and public Wi-Fi hotspots.
The programme will generate huge number of IT, Telecom and Electronics jobs, both directly and indirectly. The success of this programme will make India digitally empowered and the leader in usage of IT in delivery of services related to various domains such as health, education, agriculture, banking, etc.
The initiative is an umbrella programme designed to integrate government departments and the services they provide to citizens across the country using the Internet. It also includes a plan to connect rural India with high-speed Internet networks.