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Digital economy to offer 5-7 mn job opportunities: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad says it's important to have the affordable & inclusive technology to ensure growth & prosperity

Press Trust of India  |  Gurugram 

Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad

India's burgeoning is expected to provide opportunities to about 50-70 lakh youth in the country by 2020, Electronics and IT Minister said today.

Reiterating the Centre's commitment towards the country's growth, Prasad said it is important to have the affordable and inclusive technology to ensure growth and prosperity for the masses.

Speaking at the Digital Haryana Summit, he said the country's is growing fast and by 2020 it is expected to provide opportunities to about 50 to 70 lakh youth.

The event was jointly organised by IT industry body

Prasad welcomed the launch of the cyber security policy by the state and said Haryana is the first in the country to implement such a policy.

Haryana is a base for thousands of Indian and global tech companies and there is a huge potential for the state to become an electronics and mobile manufacturing hub, he said.

Assuring support to the state government, Prasad said a digital revolution needs to be brought in Haryana and entrepreneurs need to play a larger role in helping with the digital transformation of the villages.

He cited the example of the Centre's scheme to promote setting up of BPOs in smaller towns, Prasad exhorted that such units be set up in cities like Rohtak and Jhajjar.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 19:25 IST