‘Digitisation To Help Boost GDP Growth’

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  • Interlinking India’s growth to the government’s Digital India programme  IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad  said increased computer literacy and growing use of mobile Internet would help push India’s Internet economy to $200 billion by 2020.
  • According to the report ‘[email protected]’: India is headed towards an Internet economy worth $200 billion by 2020
  • The above phenomenon will contribute 5 per cent of the GDP.
  • In 2013 alone, it contributed $60 billion or 2.7 per cent of India’s GDP.
  • Mr.Prasad opined: The other key area, which will help the Internet economy to grow, is mobile Internet.
  • Mr. Prasad added that the government was committed to digitisation and was looking extensive PPP for successful implementation.
  • The Minister said there was a need to create hubs in rural India that would help grow e-commerce.
  • Minister said: Unless connectivity reaches every village of India, the dynamics of growth will remain unchanged.
  • Minister added: It took 30 years to cover 10 lakh km of optic fibre laying and in just next three years seven lakh km will be added, making rural connectivity a reality