Jak dohnat indické technologické zpoždění

MUMBAÍ – Je pozoruhodnou ironií, že Indie, která v oblasti informačních technologií přináší řešení mnoha nejzašmodrchanějších problémů, s nimiž se potýkají největší firmy světa, těží z technologického pokroku jen málo. Naštěstí pro indické občany se to ministerský předseda Naréndra Módí chystá změnit.

Mezi Indií a jejím protějškem v rozvíjející se Asii, Čínou, je výrazný rozdíl. Zatímco Čína vytvořila největší online bazar na světě a stala se lídrem v oblasti obnovitelné energie, Indie teprve začíná objevovat potenciál elektronického obchodování, informační technologie jsou stále mimo dosah milionů malých a středních podniků a většina občanů zůstává od digitální ekonomiky odstřižena.

Aby se Indie dostala do pohybu, Módího vláda v srpnu ohlásila národní digitální iniciativu: 1,13 bilionu rupií (19 miliard dolarů) investic s cílem zavést širokopásmové spoje do 250 tisíc vesnic, zajistit všeobecnou mobilní dostupnost, rozšířit online služby vlády a zajistit poskytování rozličných základních služeb přes internet. Netřeba říkat, že to významně napomůže k naplnění tužeb Indie po elektronizaci veřejné správy.

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