‘India moving towards becoming a digital economy with chaiwala to fadiwala’
Hamirpur/Shimla, February 5: “Our country India is today moving towards becoming a digital economy with chaiwala to fadiwala (roadside vendors) all doing their businesses with the help of Internet,” said Union minister Anurag Thakur on late Saturday.
As per the reports India is much ahead of America's Silicon Valley in the field of IT field. India is a typical example among other things by the fact that COVID vaccination certificate was available here digitally much ahead while the rest of the countries still have it on paper, Thakur further said.
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Since Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014, the digital transactions worth Rs 12.62 lakh crore was recorded. Anurag Thakur was in Una late last evening for the party meeting functionaries.
Thakur further emphasised by saying that nine years ago when the Congress government was in power at the Center, inflation was 12 per cent and the corruption was rampant. But looking at the current scenario, today when countries like the United States are struggling with an inflation rate of 8.3 per cent, and India's inflation rate is 5.7 per cent, he said.
Union Minister Thakur said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s economic growth would rise upto 7 per cent. Further adding he said that the Foreign Direct Investment has grown two times as compared to the previous Congress government. The number of startups in the country is 90,000, he said.
The central government administered provided 220 crore coronavirus vaccines free of cost to the people of the country during COVID, gave free food grains to 80 crore poor people for 28 months by spending Rs 4 lakh crore.
"In India the COVID vaccine certificate is available digitally on phone while the rest of the countries still have it on paper and India is ahead of America's Silicon Valley in the field of Information Technology (IT)," he said.
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- With inputs from agencies