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The 2014 election manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) outlined how innovation, research and technology can transform India into a superpower by empowering, connecting and binding all stakeholders.
The decisive mandate given to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, under the leadership of Narendra Modi (http://www.narendramodi.in/)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley (http://www.arunjaitley.com/)
Rural broadband and e-highways
A pan-India programme called "Digital India" has been proposed in the 2014 budget to bridge the divide between digital "haves"and "have-nots". This would ensure broadband connectivity at the village level, improved access to services through information technology (IT)-enabled platforms, greater transparency in government processes, consumption of local content and a host of other services. The railway budget proposed providing Wi-Fi connectivity at train stations, on premium trains and "Office on Wheels".
An ambitious plan to integrate all government departments through an e-platform will create a business- and investor-friendly ecosystem in India, by making all business- and investment-related clearances and compliances available on a single 24x7 portal, with an integrated payment gateway.
An ecosystem for innovation: from ‘Sell in India’ to ‘Made in India’
India, since the beginning of civilization, has been a leader in science and technology. Lack of a favourable ecosystem for spurring innovation, however, has dented its position post-Independence. Today, India produces only around 2% of IT products that it consumes. This is having an adverse impact on its economy. The need of the hour is to make India an innovation-driven manufacturing hub from a consumption market, by creating an enabling ecosystem for nurturing product start-ups. Entrepreneurship needs to become part of the national culture instead of being the success story of a few. The new government has recognized the need to create an ecosystem for fundamental research and innovation for India to become a global manufacturing giant with specific programmes for small entrepreneurs, start-up villages and incubation centres. The nationwide district-level incubation and accelerator programme can promote frugal innovation ground-up...........Go FOR MORE DETAILS----------------------->
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