Ashwini Vaishnaw delivers keynote address at Sankalp Se Siddhi Summit | Odisha News | Odisha Latest News
New Delhi: “People at the bottom of the pyramid should be at the heart of digitization,” said Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology. He echoed the government’s Antyodaya philosophy, saying that everything we do should aim to create benefit, a transformative force and a better environment for the marginalized in society.
Speaking today in the session on Leverage Digital Platforms to Build a Future-Ready India at the Sankalp Se Siddhi Summit here, Shri Ashiwni Vaishnaw highlighted the 5 themes/points that add value to the government’s and the industry in relation to digitization. These included electronics and other types of manufacturing, leadership in the semiconductor sector, use of public digital platforms, and convergence between telecommunications and information technology to reap the benefits of digitization.
Shri Vaishnaw spoke about the growth of electronics manufacturing over the past decade and said that the electronics industry has seen significant growth over the past 7-10 years. It has grown to an $80 billion industry, employs around 25,000 people and is on track to grow to a $300 billion industry in the coming years. Many contributions have been received from industry to further increase the growth of this industry and we are in the process of implementing many of these suggestions.
Speaking about the potential of the semiconductor sector, the electronics and IT minister said that the sector is the cornerstone for many industries, including telecom, IT hardware, automotive, steel and heavy machinery, etc. Our goal, he said, is it to use our talents and build up the semiconductor industry in our country and consistently expand it in the next 10 to 15 years. He mentioned that the government has taken some good initiatives in this regard, which are also being welcomed by the industry.
About the public platforms, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw mentioned that the government is planning to create public digital platforms along the lines of UPI, Co-WIN and Digilocker. Once created, these platforms are opened up to found the community and industry for developing consumer-facing applications. The government will also present a national data framework, he said. People’s non-personal information is used to provide them with better services.
Shri Vaishnaw stressed the need for digitization of large sectors such as railways, defense and steel etc., saying that digitization in these sectors needs to happen faster compared to what has happened in the past and the government is taking proactive steps in this direction under Industry involvement.
Speaking about the convergence of telecom/4G/5G and the digital world, Shri Vaishnaw said that mobile is the primary way of consuming digital services. We should think about how to accelerate this transition to digitization while making it more secure in the face of cybersecurity challenges.
The multi-stakeholder summit “Sankalp Se Siddhi” is organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (Cll) and [email protected] Established jointly with the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India to commemorate India’s 75th anniversaryth year of independence. Over two days, the summit brought together key stakeholders to discuss the country’s achievements in various development areas and the way forward. Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sport, and SmtMeenakshiLekhi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Culture, also delivered a keynote address at the summit alongside Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw.
The Sankalp Se Siddhi has brought together government dignitaries, decision makers, policy makers, think tanks, industry leaders and prominent members of civil society on one platform to chart a successful growth path for a new India. Celebration is the goal [email protected] and draw a roadmap for a new India of [email protected] in 2047.