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Use of tech, Aadhaar in govt schemes saved $10 bn subsidy: PM Modi

Modi termed cyber attacks as a significant threat, saying digital space should not be allowed to be used for terrorism

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi, cyberspace conference
PM @narendramodi addressing @gccsofficial #GCCS2017 conference: Growth will happen when we grow together”

Prime Minister on Thursday said direct transfer of benefits using technology, accounts and biometric identifier has helped save $10 billion in subsidies.

Addressing the Global Conference on here, he said technology breaks barriers and has led to efficient service delivery, governance and improved access to education and health.


The government, he asserted, is committed to empowerment through access.

Use of of accounts, mobile numbers and has helped save USD 10 billion in subsidies by plugging leakages, the Prime Minister added.

Modi termed cyber attacks as a significant threat, saying space should not be allowed to be used for

The Prime Minister was equally emphatic that nations must take responsibility to ensure that the space does not become playground for and radicalisation.

India, he said, is keen to find innovative and scalable solutions in education and healthcare using technology.

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First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 13:43 IST
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