Ravi Shankar Prasad releases ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati

North East to become the growth engine of India: Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics and Information Technology and Law and Justice released the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ today at the Radisson Hotel, Guwahati.

The Vision Document was released in the presence of the Chief Ministers and IT Ministers of North East States and senior officials of Central Government Ministries including DoT and DoNER and officials from State Governments of NE States.

Before the main event, The Union Minister and Chief Minister of Assam laid the foundation stone for Common Facilitation Centre and Smart Meter Manufacturing facility in Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Tech City, Bongara Village, Assam for promotion of electronics manufacturing in the NE Region.

The Union Minister in his speech, said, “We are bridging the Digital Divide through this attempt. Digital India is a mass revolution; it is designed to become a mass movement. The Prime Minister of India has, after coming into power, ensured that Delhi come closer to NE in terms of bringing all opportunities to this region.”

The minister also said that North East will become the growth engine for the country with the government’s Act East Policy. The Minister also informed that the Government has been able to save 90000 Crore rupees during these years by eliminating middlemen by promoting digital payment.

Asserting the importance of Electronic Manufacturing, the Minister said that it will become an important component for development in the years to come. He informed that in 2014 there were only two mobile manufacturing factories and now there are 127 mobile factories all over the country. He urged all the Chief Ministers to give emphasis towards electronics manufacturing.

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