Digital India Week received huge response: Prasad

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that the Digital India Week received huge response from all over the country and a host of initiatives were taken by various state governments keeping aside political ideology.

“Digital India initiative is party, politics and ideology-neutral. In the week-long initiative, about 170 events were organised at the state headquarters,” the minister told reporters here.

Prasad said more than 250 services were launched in areas of health information, utility services, smart public distribution system (PDS) card, land record services, mobile app for civic amenities, services for farmers, social welfare and pension services, electoral services, online court services, police services, and employment exchange services in this one week.

Talking about district level events, he said: “Reports have been received from 438 districts wherein in 1,238 events, more than 1.36 lakh government officials and citizens have been informed on Digital India Programme and its services.”
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“Digital India Week” that was launched on July 1 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saw India Inc. committing an investment of Rs.450,000 crore (some $75 billion) for the initiative that seeks to empower citizens by deploying IT and associated tools.

Prasad said events were organised at more than 57,000 common service centres (CSC), wherein more than 34.2 lakh people (rural citizens, youth, e-Service users) participated.

Events were organised at more than 1,500 post offices across the country and more than 1.75 lakh citizens have been informed about Digital India and e-services.

Prasad mentioned that Modi’s Digital Dialogue initiative on Twitter received 391 million impressions during period of three days (July 4-6).