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New Delhi: The telecom industry plays a crucial role in advancing digital connectivity to achieve rapid economic progress, President Droupadi Murmu said on Monday.

Addressing the Officers of Indian Naval Material Management Service, Assistant Executive Engineers of Central Engineering Services (Roads) and Officer Trainees of Indian Posts and Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service, the president said that the Digital India initiative was helping the government deliver various public services with more efficiency and transparency.

She added that efforts should continue to link unconnected masses especially in the rural and remote areas.

President Murmu said that the Indian Navy has been successfully safeguarding our maritime interests, trade routes and providing assistance during times of crises. “As members of Indian Naval Material Management Service, they would hold key responsibilities in ensuring availability of critical supplies to naval ships, submarines and aircraft."

She said connectivity and road infrastructure is vital for the economic growth and development of a nation. “In recent years, the government has taken several initiatives to build new highways and upgrade the existing ones. This would ensure faster transportation of goods and ensure better connectivity for the people as well as generate employment opportunities."

The president added that it was the responsibility of officers of Central Engineering Services to ensure that the infrastructure projects they undertake are energy efficient, eco-friendly and sustainable. She urged them to innovate and implement the best engineering and technological solutions to minimize road accidents.

Swati Luthra
Swati Luthra writes on climate change, water, environment and forest issues for Mint. A graduate in Psychology, Swati has been mapping India’s policy initiatives to help meet the pledges made at CoP-26 including achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2070.
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