Digital India has given a platform to small traders, entrepreneurs and local artisans, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while inaugurating the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress.
PM Modi also launched 5G services and said that today is a special day for the fast-developing India of the 21st century.
“Today, 130 crore Indians are getting a wonderful gift in the form of 5G from the country and from the telecom industry of the country. 5G is a knock on the doors of a new era in the country," he said.
PM Modi added that 5G is the beginning of an infinite sky of opportunities. He noted with satisfaction that in this launch of 5G and the march of technology, rural areas and workers are equal partners.
He also said that India will play a big role in designing the future wireless technology and manufacturing related to it.
The Prime Minister pointed out that India was dependent on other countries for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. But with 5G, India has created a new history.
“With 5G, India is setting a global standard in telecom technology for the first time," he remarked.
Highlighting the government’s efforts in the field of digital payments, the Prime Minister remarked that it was the government that went ahead and made the way for digital payments easier.
“The government itself promoted citizen-centric delivery service through the app. Whether it is about farmers or small shopkeepers, we have given them a way to meet their daily needs through the app," Modi added.