Prime Minister’s Office:
The Prime Minister, Shri Naredra Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of ‘Digital India’ today through video conference, on the occasion of ‘Digital India’ completing six years since its launch.
The Union Minister of Electronics and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and MoS for Education Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said India has shown both passion for innovation and ability to adopt those innovations rapidly.
Digital India is the resolve of India. Digital India is the instrument for AatmaNirbhar Bharat. Digital India is a manifestation of a strong Indian that is emerging in the 21st Century.
The Prime Minister evoked his mantra of Minimum Government – Maximum Governance and explained how Digital India is empowering the common citizen by reducing the gap between government and people, system and facilities, problems and solutions.
He gave an example of how Digilocker helped millions of people especially during the pandemic.
School certificates, medical documents and other important certificates were stored digitally across the nation. He said the services like getting a driving license, birth certificate, paying electricity bill, paying water bill, filing income tax return, etc have become fast and convenient and, in villages, e Common Service Centres (CSCs) are helping the people.
It is through Digital India, initiatives like One Nation One Ration Card are realized. He commended the Supreme Court for asking all the states to implement the initiative in the respective states.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over how Digital India has changed the lives of the beneficiaries. He noted the benefits of Svanidhi Scheme and solving the problem of lack of security of ownership through Swamitva scheme. He also mention e-Sanjivini scheme with regard to remote medicine and informed that work is on for an effective platform under National Digital Health Mission
The Prime Minister said the digital solutions that India has prepared in the Corona period are a topic of discussion and attraction all over the world today. One of the world’s largest digital contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu has helped a lot in preventing corona infection.
He added that many countries have also shown interest in India’s COWIN app for vaccination. Having such a monitoring tool for the process of vaccination is a proof of our technical proficiency.
The Prime Minister said Digital India means opportunity for all, facility for all, participation of all. Digital India means everyone’s access to the government system. Digital India means a transparent, non-discriminatory system and an attack on corruption.
Digital India means saving time, labor and money. Digital India means fast profit, full profit. Digital India means minimum government, maximum governance.
The Prime Minister said that the Digital India campaign has helped the country during the Corona period. At a time when developed countries were unable to send aid money to their citizens due to the lockdown, India was sending thousands of crores of rupees directly to the bank accounts of the people. Digital transactions have brought an unprecedented change in the lives of farmers.
Under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Rs 1.35 lakh crore have been deposited directly into the bank account of more than 10 crore farmer families. Digital India has also realized the spirit of One Nation, One MSP.
The Prime Minister said a lot of emphasis is being made on the scale and speed at which the infrastructure for Digital India is being made. He added that through 2.5 lakh Common Service Centres Internet had reached remote areas.
Under Bharat Net scheme, work is underway on a mission mode to bring broadband internet to the villages. Through PM WANI, access points are being created so that rural youth can connect with high-speed internet for better services and education.
Affordable tablets and digital devices are being offered to students across the nation. Production Linked Subsidies are being offered to electronic companies to realise this goal.
In the last 6-7 years due to Digital India, around Rs. 17 lakh crore has been transferred in the bank accounts of beneficiaries under various schemes.
The Prime Minister said this decade is going to greatly enhance India’s capabilities in digital technology, India’s share in the global digital economy.
5G technology will bring significant changes in the world, and India is preparing for that. He believed that the youth will continue to take you to new heights due to Digital Empowerment. These will help in making this decade as ‘India’s Techade’.
During interaction with the Prime Minister, Ms Suhani Sahu a student from Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh shared her experiences with DIKSHA App and how it was useful for her education during lockdown.
Shri Shubbam Kumar from a village near Nepal border in East Champaran, Bihar shared his experience with the Prime Minister how he was able to help his grandmother consult the doctor through the e-Sanjeevani app without the need to go all the way to Lucknow.
Ms Anupama Dubey from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh shared her experiences on selling traditional silk sarees through Mahila e-Haat and she also explained how she uses latest technology like digital pad and stylus to make new designs for silk sarees.
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Dr Harsh Vardhan – Union Health Minister:
I’m seeing irresponsible statements from various leaders regarding Largest Vaccine Drive
Stating facts below so people can judge intentions of these leaders
After GoI provided 75% of vaccines available for free, vaccination speed picked up & 11.50 cr doses were given in June
States have already been informed in advance about COVID19 Vaccine supplies for July.
This info was shared with States 15 days prior, along with details about day wise supply total of 12 cr doses shall be made available in July.
Pvt hospital supply will be over & above this
If there are issues in states, it shows that they need to better plan their vaccination drives. Intra-state planning & logistics are the responsibility of the states
I request these leaders to desist from their shameless urge to play politics even in the midst of a pandemic
If these leaders are aware of these facts and are still giving such statements, I consider it most unfortunate.
If they don’t know, they need to focus on governance.
Will again request state leaders to spend more energies in planning and not in creating panic.
Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Minister:
Delighted to join my senior colleague Sh Prahlad S Patel Ji at the inauguration of the newly refurbished Janpath Hotel which will be a temporary home for the activities of IGNCA till it shifts to a new state-of-the-art, purpose built & world class complex by 2023.
The renovated Janpath Hotel will function as a major resource centre for arts as well as research & public activities. It will provide a forum for continued creative pursuits & critical dialogue between & amongst the diverse traditional & contemporary arts.
There was a need for modern infrastructure & better service integration including improved facilities for labs, archival rooms, special storage for archival material, documents, manuscripts, valuable art etc for a long time.
Capt Amarinder has practically reneged on free power facility extended to farmers by ex CM Parkash Singh Badal by not providing 8-hr uninterrupted supply during peak of paddy season. That too after betraying them over farm loan waiver. Punjab will NEVER trust his word again.
This power cut DRAMA is to avoid paying subsidy to PSPCL for free power given to farmers.
Many farmers are being forced to plough their paddy fields, thousands haven’t completed sowing of paddy due to lack of power & others are paying high prices for diesel.
Akali Dal demands Rs 50/Q bonus to farmers for extra costs incurred for paddy crop.
Shame that govt is also punishing industrial sector by imposing 2-day off!
We will hold protests outside PSPCL offices tomorrow for restoration of power supply for agri & domestic sector.
Sincere Thanks to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday!Akhilesh yadav – former CM, Uttar Pradesh
The Leaders, Cadres and Supporters of SP have done commendable work by dedicating this day to the service of society.
I appeal to all of them to follow these four principles of public service: ‘Sampark, Sanvaad, Sahayog, Sahaayata’
There is a new wave – and there is a new SP
N Sitharaman Office:
Union Finance Minister Smt N Sitharaman today visited the Govt General Hospital in Jayanagar, to which she has allocated a sum of Rs one crore from her MPLADS funds for the setting up of a neonatal and paediatric ICU
The project would involve setting up a 20-bed paediatric ICU, upgrading the physical infrastructure, adding medical oxygen facilities, and upgrading the electrical infrastructure. All necessary approvals for the project have been obtained.
Dr Sudhakar, Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka and Shri Tejasvi Surya, MP (LS) were also present.
Karnataka falls to 3rd place in the country today in active cases as discharges pick up pace.Dr Sudhakar – health minister, karnataka
Discharges in Bengaluru over 10k.
New cases in Karnataka: 3203
New cases in BLR: 676
Discharges: 14,302 (BLR-10,840)
Deaths: 94 (BLR- 18)
BJP National President Sh. JP Nadda ji inaugurated our National office bearers and state presidents meetingVanathi srinivasan – National President, BJMM
National Office Bearers of BJP Mahila Morcha along with the State Presidents of all states participated
Himanta Biswa Sarma – Chief Minister, Assam:
Had the honour of meeting Adarniya Griha Mantri Sri Amit Shah ji at his New Delhi residence this afternoon.
Apprised him on Assam’s fight against drugs, women trafficking and cattle smuggling.
He was generous and gave valuable guidance.
Was impressed by a novel initiative of Samudra Lingapur Sarpanch Rajireddy Garu & DRDO Kautilya GaruKTR – Minister, Telangana Minister GOVT.
42 exclusive sheds have been built for the sheep/goat population of his village & handed over to the shepherd families engaged in sheep rearing
Welcomed Sh BL Santhosh Ji, National Gen Sec (Org) BJP, in Imphal along with Sh Ajay Jamwal Ji, Sh Sambit Swaraj Ji, Smt A Sharda Devi Ji & Sh Abhay Giri Ji.
Shri BL Santosh Ji’s gracious presence in Manipur will definitely energies & motivate every karyakarta of BJP Manipur