India Inc gives a thumbs up to ‘Digital India’

NEW DELHI: The Indian IT and telecom industry today welcomed the Digital India initiative of the Narendra Modi government and said that it is a great step towards making urbanization as one of the most critical drivers of growth in today’s scenario.

Here’s are some quotes of different industry people:

Nitin Kunkolienkar, Vice President, Smartlink & MAIT:

“We welcome the investment of Rs 4.5 lakh crore in IT sector and employment for 18 lakh people. It will efficiently effect the growth of the employment and technological learning will be at an express mode when Digital India combines with Make in India. Skillets already exists and there is spare manufacturing capacity that exists should be utilised.

The present moving pace of India if combined with broadband highway today will lead to innovative India tomorrow.”

Koichiro Koide, MD, NEC India Pvt:

We, at NEC India Pvt. Ltd, welcome the launch of PM Modi’s Smart Cities Mission guidelines and the three flagship urban development schemes as it is a great step towards making urbanization as one of the most critical drivers of growth in today’s scenario.
We can confidently say that planning a smart city always begins with taking into account the requirements and resources of the city in question, something that cannot be standardised in technical terms. What is commendable is that the three schemes together not only focus on developing 100 smart cities across different states but also commit to readying a few hundred more to become smart cities in the next phase, while making them better immediately for its citizens with better housing and urban transformation.

This practical approach clearly indicates the intent of the government of an all-round development for all regions in the country. With this step taken, the launch of the guidelines will help channelizing the resources, funds, expertise in the right direction and will act as a trigger in propelling the development of smart cities mission in India. We will continue to contribute to Indian smart cities mission creating “Solutions for Society,” and our reinvention as a “social value innovator”.

Vineet Kshirsagar, Senior Director & Head – Government Business, Oracle India:

“Today is a landmark day in the history of India. As the Prime Minister launches the Digital India Week, the dream of being an empowered technology-driven economy is one step closer to reality.
Our conviction that India will be one of the foremost countries in the world became stronger last year when the initiative was announced and now our excitement has reached a crescendo. We feel Digital India is no longer an initiative by the government, it has evolved into a revolution, a movement. Oracle has been working tirelessly in the Indian public sector over the last two decades and

on this momentous day, we are inspired and overwhelmed to see the exhilaration not just from the government but from the citizens of this nation as well. We congratulate the government on this milestone and want to assure the Prime Minister that Oracle is prepared to support his team to make India a force to reckon with.” –

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