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Govt’s role key in a digital world: Companies

business Updated: Jul 02, 2015 08:22 IST
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Digital India

Corporate heads lauded the government’s critical role in a digital world at the launch of the Digital India Week.

“Normally, industry moves faster than the government, but with Digital India it is different. I have no hesitation in saying that the government has moved faster,” Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said.

Highlighting the need for support from both the government and companies to make Digital India a success, Tata Sons chairman Cyrus P Mistry said, “Investments by the industry and the government should enable growth of skilling of people for tomorrow’s jobs (in a digital world).”

“I see our telecom company Idea Cellular as a partner in creating the infrastructure for Digital India,” Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla said.

Commenting on the benefits of Digital India, Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises said: “India immensely benefited from pole position in tech initiatives. Bharti will make meaningful contribution to the initiative.”

Supporting the e-locker initiate, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani said, “Having already signed up for this personally…We will also launch innovative schemes to encourage each and every of our 300 million customers across our various businesses…to secure their own digital lockers.”

Referring to the mission as a very powerful one, Wipro chairman Azim Premji said, “The vision of the Prime Minister for Digital India is a very powerful one. It is a first step forward to empower citizens with technology.”