Union Budget Lays Foundation Stones For Modi’s Digital India
The Union Budget, which was presented in the last week by our honorable Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has given us a new dream to all the Indians. Dream of a new developed India with good infrastructure, healthcare and transport facility. Dream of digital India.
Having own house in the perfect location is the top most dream of every individual. It seems our government had realized the need and hence, in the 2014-15 Union Budget our government has promised house for everyone by 2022 and to create 100 smart cities by putting Rs 7,060 crore.
With the smart cities, our government also gave Rs 37,880 crore to National Highway Authority of India and State Roads, to ease travel and connectivity’s between cities.
Digital India: The world is connected through internet and our country is still behind from its usage. India ranks 117th internationally in terms of average broadband speed in the Asia-Pacific region studied by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q1 2014 ‘State of the Internet’ report.
If we look at the history, in our last budget Mr. Chidambaram hardly spoke about the internet or digital, whereas our new Finance Minister had created a separate section for it. This shows that Mr. Arun Jaitley is very serious to complete the dream of our Prime Minister to creating a ‘Digital India’.
And to make it real, he allocates Rs 100 crore for virtual classrooms especially in rural areas and Rs 500 crore for the propagation of broadband. He also said e-visas will be available at nine airports and e-biz platform to integrate government departments.
Apart from this our Railway Budget also put emphasis on Digital India; they had announced digitization of railway land, Wi-Fi connectivity at select stations and in trains.
From home for every individual to smart cities to transport facility to healthcare to digital India our new government covers core essentials.