India’s digital public Infrastructure is secure, scaleable and provides inclusive solutions to challenges globally, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while virtually addressing the G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ Meet held in Bengaluru on August 18.
In his speech, the Prime Minister said that the government has created a digital goods depository, India Stack, on a global platform to overcome the digital divide. He emphasised the way India has leveraged technology to transform governance, making it more efficient, inclusive, faster and transparent than before. The PM underlined the fact that over 850 million Indians are internet users and enjoy some of the cheapest data costs in the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the event participants to develop a path facilitating a cross-country comparison of digital skills and work in the direction to raise a virtual centre of excellence on digital skilling.
In addition to sharing with the world its digital public infrastructure, India is in the process of building ‘Bhashini,’ an AI-powered language translation platform to support digital inclusion in all the diverse Indian languages. Talking about the future tech possibilities the PM pinned hope that India is likely to build an entire tech-based ecosystem addressing technological solutions and solving the challenges faced currently.