Technology Mainstay of Making India Self- Reliant: PM

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed seventh webinar in the series of post-budget webinars to consult and encourage stakeholders to fully implement the themes of the budget in a time bound manner.

“This is a collaborative effort to ensure how, in the light of budget, can we implement the provisions quickly, seamlessly and with optimum outcome”, he said explaining the rationale of these webinars.

Prime Minister emphasized that for this government, science and technology is not an isolated sector, official press release said.

In the field of economy, the vision is linked with areas like digital economy and fintech. Similarly advance technology has huge role in infrastructure and public service delivery related vision.

“Technology for us is a medium to empower the people of the country. For us, technology is the mainstay of making the country self-reliant. The same vision is reflected in this year’s budget as well”, said the Prime Minister.

He talked of President Biden’s latest address to underline the importance of Aatmnirbharta as developed countries like the USA are also talking about this.

“In the light of emerging new global systems, it is critical that we move forward with a focus on Aatmnirbharta”, he said.

Narendra Modi highlighted the Budget’s emphasis on sunrise sectors like Artificial Intelligence, Geo-spatial Systems, Drones, Semi-conductors, Space technology, Genomics, Pharmaceuticals and Clean Technologies to 5G.

He said that the Budget lays down a clear roadmap for 5G spectrum auction and PLI schemes have been proposed for design-led manufacturing related with a strong 5G eco-system. He asked the Private sector to increase their efforts in this area.