Govt. to set up 1 lakh digital villages in next few years: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister of Electronics
and Information Technology
Ravi Shankar Prasad today
said that the government will
set up one lakh digital
villages in the country in the
next few years. Speaking at
the Meity Start-Up Summit
2019 in New Delhi, Mr Prasad
appealed to the concerned
stakeholders to patronize and
mentor these digital villages
in their own way. He said
these villages will be the
centres for promoting

Mr Prasad said start-up is the
finest product of New India
as to how the New India is
changing. The Minister spoke
about various initiatives
including bringing of
software product policy,
electronic policy and digital
communication policy in this

The Minister said he wants
digital India to become a
platform for transforming
rural India and to create
aspirations in tier-2 and tier-3

Mr Prasad also stressed the
need for encouraging social start-ups.

On this occasion, Mr Prasad
also launched Meity Starting
Hub- MSH and BHIM 2.0 and
Indian Software Product
Registry. The MSH has been
envisioned as an overarching
collaborative platform to act
as national coordination
facilitation and inter connected
centre for all activities in the tech start-up

Mr Prasad gave awards to
outstanding women
entrepreneurs in various
categories and also
presented Fintech and Digital
Payment Awards to banks.