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Role of ICT for "Make in India" government initiative.

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´╗┐HARNESSING THE POWER OF ICT FOR ?MAKE IN INDIA? INITIATIVE C:\Users\Elcot\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\MAIT-620x400.jpg ________________ ICT FOR MAKE IN INDIA INTRODUCTION:- During our freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi gave a clarion call for boycotting foreign made products and to use the Indian made clothes with a view to drive imperialist British people. After 67years of independence and self rule we are still at cross roads of economical independence. Even though purchasing power of people increased by leaps and bounds. Rural and Urban divide, gap between rich and poor India persists. With a view to uproot poverty and unemployment Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi has given a call for ?MAKE IN INDIA?. This involves making of things now being imported but can be made in India and making of products in India by Foreign companies and exporting for use in other countries in order to strengthen our country?s manufacturing sectors. The role of ICT and its contribution for achieving the goal of ?MAKE IN INDIA? is briefly discussed here. Logo for Make In India The Logo for ?MAKE IN INDIA? is designed with an Elegant Lion, inspired by Ashoka Chakra to represent India?s success in all spheres. * Launch Date : 25th September ,2014 * Launched By : PM Mr. Narendra Modi * Number of sectors : 25 * Investment Proposals received : INR 2000 crore (till Oct 9th,2014) ...read more.

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With integration of technology in Agriculture, there is a momentous role for ICT to perform for overall Agricultural rural development E-Health: There is a great need to realize that ?MAKE IN INDIA? Campaign is not only for Foreign investors. HealthCare industries in India must utilize the potential of India?s manufacturing industry and should produce World Class indigenous medical devices to bring quality healthcare to doorstep of poor people of the nation, quality standards of such product can also be raised as well. E-Education: Education is the major driving force of Socio-Economic development in the country. High quality education drives competitiveness and employment generation in the developing countries like India. ICT improves the quality and flexibility of Education so that learners can access knowledge at the door step from anywhere. In India, effective use of ICT for education plays a vital role in bridging Digital divide. E-Education promotes innovation and provides ample of opportunities for lifelong learning. ICT based Education increases the portability of training followed by upgradation of employee skills and thereby increasing the productivity Manufacturing Sector : India has the second largest manufacturing capacity. ?Make in India? campaign aims at increasing the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the overall GDP of the country but only 15% of India?s GDP was contributed by Manufacturing sector in the year 2013. Manufacturing sector has been dull over the years but the ?Make in India? has renewed the interest in this sector ?Come make in India. ...read more.

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An healthy business environment would be possible only when the administrative machinery is efficient. Indian government has been stringent regarding procedural and regulatory clearance. A business friendly environment that can be created in India would be possible only through * Easier approval of projects * Create hasstle free clearance mechanism * To give tax concessions to companies * To tackle elements that affects competitiveness of manufacturing sector. * Long term employment rate. * Scaling our infrastructure for future years ahead * Seeking the help of FDI, as we cannot completely invest ourselves. * Allocation of funds to establish programmw for encouraging entrepreneurship To make India emerge as a Manufacturing hub all unfavorable factors should be eliminated. Instead of finding ways to decrease imports it would be better to add values global production network from where the ICT goods are manufactured.Government should execute plans to train persons at panchayat level to deliver Digital literacy all over India Conclusion : The entire world is looking upon India with a great interest. Capacity and benefits of technology would be fulfilled only if each and every Indian is connected to technology in order to garner opportunities in education, employment and life. This will also empower every Indian to lead a dignified life with increased purchasing power. This will also result in spin of development benefits for development of ports for facilitating exports and inland road development for transporting products for manufacturing facility. Ultimately India will get transformed itself as a economical and political super power ...read more.

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