The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi chairing seventeenth interaction through PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, in New Delhi on February 22, 2017. (file photo)
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The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today interacted with the beneficiaries of various Digital India Mission schemes from across the country, through video bridge.
The video bridge connected over 5 million beneficiaries, including those from Common Service Centres, NIC centres, National Knowledge Network, BPOs, Mobile Manufacturing Units and MyGov volunteers. This is the sixth interaction in the series by the Prime Minister through video bridge with various beneficiaries of government schemes.
Interacting with the beneficiaries, Prime Minister said that Digital India was launched to ensure that people from all walks of life, especially those from rural areas, are digitally empowered.
He added that to make this possible, Government has worked on a holistic policy consisting of connecting villages through fibre optic, digitally educating citizens, providing service delivery through mobiles and promoting electronic manufacturing.
Talking about technology, Prime Minister said that technology has brought about ease of living and government’s efforts are to ensure that the advantages of technology was available to all sections of the society.
Various provisions like online payment of bills including BHIM App, online booking of railway tickets, and electronic delivery of scholarships and pensions to bank accounts have greatly reduced the burden on common people, Modi added.
Interacting with the Prime Minister, beneficiaries of various Digital India schemes explained how the schemes have played an important role in transforming their lives.
Various beneficiaries also described how Common Service Centre (CSC) has brought employment opportunities and the various services it provides has resulted in ease of living.