Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Indian IT giants to develop technology to deal with cyber threat. Speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebration of NASSCOM in New Delhi Sunday, Mr Modi emphasized the need for finding innovative solution to tackle cyber threat.
Highlighting the importance of Information Technology, IT, the Prime Minister said that IT changed the way, the world looked at India.
Modi said, technology will play a big role in fight against corruption. He said due to the launch of the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme, 10 percent leakage in gas subsidy was plugged. The Prime Minister also said, 19 coal blocks were auctioned recently using technology which received bid amounting to one lakh ten thousand crore rupees.
Highlighting the importance of Information Technology, IT, the Prime Minister said that IT changed the way, the world looked at India. He said, IT sector has grown to 146 billion US dollars from 100 million US dollars 25 years back.
The Prime Minister lauded NASSCOM, saying it does not happen often that an organisation becomes a movement. He said lakhs of people have gained employment through NASSCOM. Mr Modi said, with changing times, i-ways or information ways have become as important as highways, and progress is incomplete without i-ways. He said digital India is the way to empower people of the nation.
Saying that there was a need for revolution in mobile governance, Mr Modi said he will seek ideas through Mygovindia website for PMO Mobile App and execute these ideas as soon as possible.
Prime Minister Modi asked the NASSCOM to develop cloud godown and lockers for storing and safety of documents. He said, in future, it will have a big market and the government can also keep their documents in the cloud godowns.