Digital India is an initiative by the Government of India to ensure that government services are made available to all the citizens of India electronically by improving online infrastructure and by increasing internet connectivity. It was launched on 1 July 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks.
Digital India has three core components. These include:
- Digital Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen
- Governance & services on demand
- Digital Empowerment of citizens
Very good to hear about the project. But, before relishing for this initiative, we are also in a position to analyse about our country's need.
One side of our country - A glorious city, skyscraper buildings, brimming with internet usages, western cultures of food and clothing, usage of all modern amenities, luxurious life and so on.
Whereas, on the other side - poor villages, devoid of basic amenities, not aware of many modern devices including smart phones, no electricity, many poor farmers dying in need of money, increase in illiteracy of younger generations due to their poor family background.
The gap is so big and the government of India need to take a crucial step to fill the gap first. Idea of digitization in rural India is so great. But, before the people starts using this, they all need to be living to use it which is so critical.
As Gandhi says, "I would say that if the village perishes, India will perish too". Instead of focusing villages and giving priority to them, many crores were spent for making our country digitized. Free wi-fi is said to be provided in railway stations.It is so vital to concentrate more on villages and farmers who are suffering a lot. We at the time of hunger, can't eat any internet. But we need food. Also, the land is been converted to buildings which is creating still more panic. Many farmers are committing suicide in most of the villages as they are suffering for funds.
Notion of this initiation says Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen. However, electricity, food, clothing and shelter is also a basic utility for all the citizen which most of them are devoid of it now.
After fixing all the basic issues in our country, we can focus on digitization which currently is of less importance. All the concerned person need to take a good and favorable decision based on their needs. Some amount need to be allocated for the welfare of the village and also, make sure that it needs to reach them without any mid persons corruption. We need to ensure all the citizens enjoy the basic utilities and then need to move for the luxurious. Also, we should fill the huge gap between the poor and rich people.
I wish to see the developed India soon with all the good changes.
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