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Ravi Shankar Prasad releases ‘Digital Northeast Vision 2022’ in Guwahati

First Published: 11th August, 2018 21:18 IST

Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad released the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati today. The Vision Document was released in the august presence

Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad released the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati today.

The Vision Document was released in the august presence of Chief Ministers and IT Ministers of North Eastern States and senior officials of Central Government Ministries including DoT and DoNER and officials from the State Governments of the NE States.

The vision document is aimed at giving boost to digital technologies to transform lives of people of the north east.

The Document identifies eight digital thrust areas namely, Digital Infrastructure, Digital services, Digital empowerment, Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing, Promotion of IT and ITes including BPOs, Digital Payments, Innovation & Start ups and Cyber security.

Meanwhile, the Union Minister also laid the foundation stone of Tech city in Kamrup.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma , Minister of Science and technology and IT Keshab Mahanta and others were in attendance.

The concept of tech city was designed to help entrepreneurs and students in training, skill development and to benefit the youths of Assam and other north-eastern states.

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