Modernising India: Modi govt. makes digital dash, e-gaon every mile

18-Nov-2014 #Digital India Source: Hindustantimes

PM Narendra Modi and the Government of India are gearing up for a digital revolution in which everything ranging from public services, bureaucracy to education will be online. The Centre intends to expand rural internet coverage to 250,000 villages by 2017 from the existing 130,000. According to a 2009 World Bank report, in low- and middle-income countries such as India, every 10 per cent increase in broadband penetration could increase GDP by 1.4 percentage points.

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