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Modi 2.0 must enhance tech prowess

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, mere tinkering with existing government procedures will not enhance India's economic competitiveness

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Pranjal Sharma
India’s effort at improving competitiveness has been so far focused on ease of doing business. The government has been making efforts to improve the environment for approvals while enhancing physical infrastructure. In its second term, the NDA government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, should now target improving India's technological competitiveness. In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, mere tinkering with existing government procedures will not enhance its economic competitiveness. 

A large part of national competitiveness derives from its ability to create and deploy technology for development, welfare and industrial activity. According to the IMD Digital Competitiveness report, the
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First Published: May 29 2019 | 10:40 PM IST

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