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Ban on 59 Chinese apps great opportunity for Indians: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

He said, its positive impact is being felt in all aspects of the lives of Indian citizens. He was addressing a video conference marking the celebration of 5 years of the Digital India Programme in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The Minister said Digital India’s initiatives like Aarogya Setu, E-Sanjeevani, sensitisation through MyGov and Social media platforms have also played a pivotal role during the COVID-19 situation.

The Union Minister pointed out that the number of e-Services have increased from 2,463 in 2014 to 3,858 till May 2020 and daily average electronic transactions have increased from 66 lakh in 2014 to 16.3 crore in 2020.

He said that Aadhaar has been issued to 125.7 crore residents and 4,216 crore authentications have been facilitated.

Emphasizing the Digital India’s initiatives during the COVID-19 situation, such as Aarogya Setu App, Union Minister Prasad informed that it has helped to identify over 350 COVID-19 hotspots.

He reiterated that Digital India’s achievements can be attributed to the united efforts of Central and  State Governments, Industries and Academia.

Secretary, MeitY Ajay Sawhney,  spoke about ‘Building Digital Government Platforms for the Digital Economy of the Future.

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