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Technology should be low-cost & inclusive: Prasad
By TOG News Service
Jan 21, 2020

TOG NEWS SERVICE, NEW DELHI, JAN 21, 2020: THE Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, has said that the technology should be designed to make life easier and simpler. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 2nd Edition of NIC TechConclave 2020, organized by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), here today.

Mr Prasad said that the NIC should engage people from outside the system to have their views and advises to amend the system accordingly. He further said that we need a Government that has transformational change as a character. Technology has become the biggest enabler of governance for transformation, he added.

He advised the Technocrats to start dreaming big and try hard to concretize that dream into a reality and said that the technology is the biggest facilitator for that. If you have the vision, if you have the ambition, if you have the dream and if you have the commitment to concretize, things can happen, he added.

He said that Digital India has to be a transformational programme. The Govt has the challenge to articulate the digital India and Digital India which is designed empower ordinary citizen into the power of technology, he said. Digital India is designed to bridge digital divide of haves and have-nots and Digital India must bring in digital inclusion, he added.

The Minister for Electronics and IT said that technology should be low cost, developmental and inclusive. He coined a new slogan that Digital India means technology from the Classes to the Technology for the masses. This conclave must find the emerging challenges and also the way out for it, he tasked.