Need for robust information infra
Big plans to serve the people in backward districts are impeded due to lack of a medium to reach them there
New Delhi: According to the Digital India Program (DIP) that the government has announced recently, about which I talked in brief in one of my earlier pieces (mintne.ws/1ELthTz), one of the most important promises is to make all government entitlements pertaining to individuals available through the cloud. Which means, up to about 13,000 government schemes to be made available in a digital format accessible any time, anywhere, by anybody. My calculation of the number of schemes is based on our organizational experience when we were simplifying each of the schemes per state and found that, on average, each state has schemes in access of anywhere between 300 and 450.