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Thursday, 30.05.2024
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India has made strides in digitalization and the digital public infrastructure (DPI) has had a transformative impact on the country, said Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman here on Saturday.

Speaking at Indira Gandhi Arts and Science College after unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Nirmala started off mentioning about her roots in Trichy.She outlined the government's commitment to inclusive growth and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for India's advancement.

The finance minister underscored the role of digital public infrastructure in fostering inclusive development across India irrespective of its diverse population. “It ensures the delivery of government schemes to the grassroots level, propelling nationwide progress,” she said.

Sitharaman attributed India's progress in the digital economy to technological advancements and a spirit of nationalism. She emphasized the role of digitalization during the pandemic, facilitating not only financial transactions but also vital healthcare services. Reflecting on the past decade, she outlined various government initiatives aimed at holistic development, including digitalization, women's empowerment and rural upliftment.

She said India was on the trajectory to becoming the world’s third largest economy within two years. “This is driven by effective scheme implementation,” she added. Offering pushpanjali at Mahatma Gandhi's statue, Sitharaman said the Indian government is actively following Gandhiji’s ideals.

Chief executive officer K Chandrasekharan provided insights into the institution’s history, underscoring the significance of the Gandhi tree.

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Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 17.03.2024

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