In poll-bound Gujarat, Modi says new India will be made on tech revolution


Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government is aiming towards digital transformation across rural India. PM made this remark while addressing a gathering at a public meeting in the prestigious IIT Gandhinagar.

Here is what the PM Modi said:

– Our academics should not be exam driven. The focus should be innovation

– Gujarat is the only state to have a forensic science laboratory

– Rs.1000 crore fund has been given to IITs to boost their global standing

– Autonomous institutions key to boost human resources

– Committed to probe the IIT brand across the globe

– ‘JAM’ is our tech mantra – Jan Dhan Account, Aadhaar, and mobile

– A Digital India guarantees transparency, effective service delivery and good governance

– IIT Gandhinagar will be one of the best campuses in the world

– Even after 70 years of independence, we are not among the top 500 institutions in the world

– If user-friendly technology is introduced then we can take the country on the path of digital literacy

– PM quoted Karl Marx saying ‘haves’ and ‘haven’ts’ should not create a digital divide in new age India

– Work is underway to spread digital literacy to every part of India, among all age groups and sections of society