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Digital India: $16B = 50M jobs

NEW DELHI: Government’s Digital India project will create over five crore [crore = 10M] jobs once it is complete, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. “IT gives employment to about 30 lakh [lakh = 100K] people. Once Digital India becomes reality, we can give jobs to five crore [50M] plus people,” Prasad said while addressing students at Shri Ram College of Commerce. Digital India is an umbrella programme of the government comprising various projects worth about Rs 1 lakh crore [about $16 billion] to transform the country into a knowledge economy. The programme includes projects that aim to ensure easy access to technology infrastructure and government services are to citizens.  Link

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