Сократить технологическое отставание Индии

МУМБАИ – Есть очевидная ирония в том, что Индия, поставляющая решения для самых сложных информационно-технологических проблем, с которыми сталкиваются крупнейшие компании мира, так мало сама пользуется достижениями технического прогресса. К счастью для индийских граждан, премьер-министр Нарендра Моди намерен изменить эту ситуацию.

Разрыв между Индией и Китаем, еще одной развивающейся азиатской страной, значителен. В то время как Китай создал крупнейший в мире онлайн-базар и стал глобальным лидером в сфере возобновляемой энергетики, Индия только приступила к освоению потенциала интернет-торговли; информационные технологии недоступны миллионам индийских малых и средних предприятий, а большинство граждан страны по-прежнему отрезаны от цифровой экономики.

Для того чтобы поднять Индию на нужный уровень, правительство Моди опубликовало в августе Национальную цифровую инициативу: инвестиции в объеме 1,13 трлн рупий ($19 млрд) будут вложены в развертывание широкополосной связи в 250 000 деревень, в обеспечение повсеместного мобильного доступа, в расширение онлайн-услуг органов власти, наконец, в обеспечение возможности получать через интернет все виды базовых услуг. Излишне говорить, как серьезно это поможет индийским амбициям по поводу электронного правительства.

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