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India can create $1 trn of economic value using digital tech by 2025: Kant

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said digital infrastructure has become indispensable to the functioning of society and India can create $1 trillion of economic value using digital technology by 2025.

"Much of the investment, much of the decision making, much of what happens in India happens in states and therefore we need to make states easy and simple," Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive, NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday said digital infrastructure has become indispensable to the functioning of society and India can create USD 1 trillion of economic value using digital technology by 2025.
Addressing a virtual event organised by industry body FICCI, Kant said the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an impetus to the ever-expanding digitalinfrastructure.
"Digital infrastructure has become indispensable to the functioning of society... India can create USD 1 trillion of economic value using digital technology by 2025," he said.
He added that digital infrastructure has emerged as more significantinfrastructure as compared to traditional infrastructure necessitiessuch as power and road. It is crucialfor India to augment digital infrastructure to utilise frontier technology in economic development, Kant said.
The digital is the future, Kant said adding that if India wants to improve the social sector or health sector then going digitalis critical.
The Niti Aayog CEO pointed out that the global electronics market is estimated to be worth USD 2 trillion, and India's share in global electronics market has grown from 1.3 per cent in 2012 to 3 per cent in 2018.
"It is still considered to be miniscule. So, the government came up with the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the electronics industry," he said.
Kant also said it is critical for the industry to utilise those schemes and contribute to the overall ecosystem.
Stating that India has been rising in the Global Innovation Index (GII), he said there is an immediate need to develop a local supply chain.

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First Published: Nov 26 2020 | 9:27 PM IST

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