Digital India-Major Initiatives and their Impact: A Critical Analysis
S. Krishnaprabu

S. Krishnaprabu, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 953-957 | Volume-8 Issue-1C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A11640581C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Digital India programme is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Digital India is a dream to ensure that government services are made available for all citizens electronically by improving online infrastructure and by increasing the effectiveness of Internet connectivity with one mission and one target that is to take nation forward digitally and economically. This initiative was taken to ensure that the citizens are getting engaged in the innovation process which is necessary for the economic growth and sustainable development of the country. In order to realize the full potential of this programme, it is necessary to address certain challenges in the way of its successful implementation like digital illiteracy, poor infrastructure, low internet speed, lack of coordination among various departments, issue pertaining to taxation etc. If implemented properly, it will open various new opportunities for the citizens of the country and therefore it requires a lot of efforts and dedication from all departments of government as well as private sector considering the current status of the programme.
Keywords: Development, Digital, Infrastructure, E-governance, Government, Internet Access.
Scope of the Article: Internet Computing