New Delhi, June 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Digital India launched to benefit people from the joys of technology, especially in rural areas.
Modi made this statement while interacting with beneficiaries of its flagship Digital India scheme via the NaMo App.
“Due to technology railway tickets can be booked online, bills can be paid online…all this brings great convenience. We ensured that the advantages of technology are not restricted to a select few but to are there for all sections of society. We strengthened network of CSCs”.
One of the callers Snehlata from Alwar in Rajasthan told PM “Due to CSCs and technology, I am working on tele-medicines. It is wonderful to help others in need”.
Highlighting the advantages of technology, Modi stated: ” the Digital India initiative is creating a group of village level entrepreneurs”.
“Due to Digital India, the BPO sector is changing. Earlier, it was only about bigger cities but now things are different. The India BPO promotion scheme and a separate BPO promotion scheme for the Northeast is creating new opportunities relating to the sector”.
Another caller Misbah Hashmi stated “At my Centre, a wide range of Government and other services like banking, insurance and pension related issues can be availed. At the same time, I am ensuring more women get access to medical services, they can call doctors”.
The Prime Minister told people “Along with digital empowerment, we also want technology to boost creativity”.
This was a fourth such outreach programme with beneficiaries of government schemes through video conferencing.
Earlier Modi had interacted with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana, and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.