NEW DELHI :
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday said digital infrastructure has become indispensable to the functioning of society and India can create USD 1 trillion of economic value using digital technology by 2025.
Addressing a virtual event organised by industry body FICCI, Kant said the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an impetus to the ever-expanding digital infrastructure.
“Digital infrastructure has become indispensable to the functioning of society… India can create USD 1 trillion of economic value using digital technology by 2025,” he said.
He added that digital infrastructure has emerged as more significant infrastructure as compared to traditional infrastructure necessities such as power and road. It is crucial for India to augment digital infrastructure to utilise frontier technology in economic development, Kant said.
The digital is the future, Kant said adding that if India wants to improve the social sector or health sector then going digital is critical.