PM Modi pitches for self-reliance in technology sector
PM Modi pitches for self-reliance in technology sector

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for self-reliance in technology-related sectors on Wednesday, which play a critical role in last-mile service delivery and have enormous job-creation potential.

The prime minister said science and technology was not an isolated sector because it was directly related with the digital economy and built on modern technology, which is now focusing on fast delivery and empowering individuals, while speaking at a webinar on 'Technology-enabled Development.'

Modi stated that telecommunications in general, and 5G technology in particular, can help businesses thrive and create jobs. "Required spectrum auctions will be held in 2022 to support the rollout of 5G mobile services in 2022-23," added the prime minister.

"Technology is driving infrastructure improvement; even public distribution systems are being linked to digital platforms. Technology will be critical in constructing Aatmanirbhar Bharat (independent India) "He made the remarks at a webinar that included members from several government departments as well as the private sector.

Modi emphasized the importance of accelerating efforts to introduce new technology in the telecom sector.

"There should be less reliance on foreign countries if the server is hosted in India. When it comes to the communication industry, new security angles are being associated "According to the Prime Minister.

He stated that the government's new efforts should emphasize 'self-reliance' through technology. "Budget 2022-23 has placed a strong emphasis on emerging industries such as artificial intelligence, geospatial systems, drones, semiconductors, genomics, space technology, and clean technology," the prime minister added.

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