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Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Internet a lifeline for economic activities

"We have transitioned from Tech consumer to a trusted technology partner of the world making in India for the world."

Durgapur: Internet has now become a lifeline for all economic activities, said Union Minister of State, Electronics and Information Technology, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Sunday.
Chandrasekhar along with S. S. Ahluwalia, Member of Parliament Bardhaman-Durgapur Lok Sabha constituency, inaugurated two new Internet Exchange points (IXP) of NIXI at Durgapur and Bardhaman.
The launch of these Internet exchanges is under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision to connect every Indian with open, safe & trusted and accountable internet and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) vision of 1000 days.
Commenting on the launch, Chandrasekhar said, “The Internet today has become a lifeline for all economic activities. It is essential to access a host of services, both public and private, available online. The internet exchanges will ensure a better internet experience for the Digital Nagriks of West Bengal”.
Speaking on the seven-year Digital India program started by the Narendra Modi Government in 2015, the Minister added, “I was in the audience when PM Narendra Modi launched Digital India Program. With almost three decades of experience in technology, even I had no idea that India would travel so far and emerge as a Digital Powerhouse. When I built India’s largest cellular network way back in 1990s, we imported almost every piece of equipment from abroad. ”
“Today, as we are about to launch the 5 G network, we have developed indigenous capabilities to design and manufacture the majority of components in India. We have transitioned from Tech consumer to a trusted technology partner of the world making in India for the world.”
Internet exchanges in states are expected to contribute to the enhancement and improvement of Internet and Broadband services in West Bengal and neighboring regions, ISPs will benefit with improved internet services offered by them to its end users, bringing about a change in the lives of the people. (UNI)

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