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At summit, PM Modi says time for tech solutions designed in India, but deployed for world

India Today logo India Today 19-11-2020 India Today Web Desk
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is time for tech solutions that are designed in India but deployed for the world. "India as a country is uniquely positioned to leap ahead in the information era. We have the best minds as well as the biggest market. Our local tech solutions have the potential to go global," PM Modi said at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020.

Addressing the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 (BTS2020) virtually, PM Modi said, India is at the sweet spot and it is time for tech solutions that are designed in India, but deployed for the world. PM Modi inaugurated the summit that will deliberate on the key challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world.

Speaking at the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Digital India is the new way of life. "Thanks to Digital India our nation has witnessed a more human-centric approach to development. Using technology on such a large scale had brought about several life changes for our citizens," the PM said.

"We launched Digital India 5 years back. Today, I am glad to say that Digital India is no longer being seen as any regular Government initiative," he said.

"Thanks to Digital India, our nation has witnessed a more human-centric approach to development. Using technology on such a large scale has brought about several life changes for our citizens. The benefits are for everyone to see," he added.

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, Swiss Confederation vice president Guy Parmelin and many other prominent international figures besides thought leaders, industry captains, technocrats, researchers, innovators, investors, policymakers and educators from India and abroad will be participating in the summit, reported PTI.

Meanwhile, PM Modi further said it is through technology that crores of farmers receive monetary support in one click.

"Through technology, we have enhanced human dignity. Cores of farmers receive monetary support in one click. At the peak of the lockdown, it was technology that ensured that india's poor received proper & quick assistance. the scale of this relief has few parallels," he said,

He further said, "Achievements of the industrial era are in the rear view mirror, and now, we are in the middle of information era. Future is coming sooner than anticipated In the industrial era, change was linear. But in the information era, change is disruptive".

PM Modi added that the government's policy decisions are aimed at 'liberalising tech & innovations industry.'

"Recently, we have eased the compliance burden on the IT industry. We have always tried to engage with stakeholders in the tech industry and chart out future-proof policy frameworks for India," he said.

The event is being organised by the Karnataka government along with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), the state government's Vision Group on Information Technology, Biotechnology & StartUp, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications, the PMO said on Tuesday.

This year the theme of the summit is 'Next is Now', it said.

It will discuss key challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world with a focus on the impact of prominent technologies and innovations in the domains of 'information technology & electronics' and 'biotechnology'.

The summit is scheduled from November 19 to 21.

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