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Aug 11, 2018
9:18PM

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad releases ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’

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Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has released the ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati. 

The Vision Document emphasizes leveraging digital technologies to transform lives of people of the north east and enhance the ease of living. 

Several Chief Ministers and IT ministers of North East were also present on this occasion.

As part of the Digital North East Vision 2022, a cloud hub for North East will be set up in Guwahati. 

Capacity building for 50 thousand state government employees will be taken up in use of digital technologies. 

It also assured to provide mobile connectivity in all uncovered villages in the North East.

Union Minister Mr. Prasad said,  AADHAR is completely safe and secured and it is a low cost technology. 

He urged North Eastern states to promote BPOs at small cities. He said, e - class rooms to be set up at 6 medical colleges in North East. 

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given stress for the better connectivity in North East. 

He said , all should work hard to make North East as growth engine. 

The Vision Document identifies eight digital thrust areas - Digital Infrastructure, Digital services, Digital empowerment, Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing, Promotion of IT and ITes including BPOs, Digital Payments, Innovation & Startups and Cyber security. 

Several other projects were also launched today for North East including a BPO centre at river island Majuli district.

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