India seeks more IT investments from US

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Indian Communication & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
[FILE PHOTO: Special Arrangements] 
Washington/New Delhi: While US Secretary of State John Kerry in his recent visit has reflected his interest in India , Indian Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged US business community to invest in the country in a big way specially in ambitious programmes like Make in India.

Describing India as a “happening place” and a land of aspirations Mr. Prasad invited the American business group to invest, which he said will change the face of the nation.

“Use of technology is an important tool to fulfil this idea of aspiration. The creative energy of India is waiting to show its accomplishments again under Narendra Modi. Indians want to realise their dreams in view of the extraordinary vision of Modi,” Prasad told US corporate leadership in a video message to the “Digital India Roundtable” here yesterday.

Ravi Shankar Prasad interacting Digital India round-table in Washington DC  [PHOTO: @manojladwa ]

Explaining detailed account of the recently launched programs like Digital India and Make in India, Prasad said India was now the most happening place in the world.

“There is enormous scope for investment, growth and also very exciting business prospects. India today is a happening place,” he said.

He added Narendra Modi’s mission was that the internet must reach more than 620 million by 2018.
“India would become a very powerful digitally connected world. This would lead to a good architecture for electronic delivery of service. The entire contour of India is change,” he said.

“India is sitting at the cusp of a big digital revolution,” Prasad said at the event organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Chase India.

Indian ambassador to the US S Jaishankar said Digital India would be a real game changer for the country.

“If and when that happens, it is surely going to impact the global economy,” he said, adding that e-commerce has now started to take off in India and Digital India opens new opportunities for all.

Observing that the context here is the faster pace of India’s quest to modernity, Jaishankar referred to a number of reforms and initiatives of the Indian government.
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