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MoS for Electronics Chandrasekhar launches first Internet Exchange of Uttarakhand in Dehradun

image MoS for Electronics Chandrasekhar launches first Internet Exchange of Uttarakhand in Dehradun

New Delhi, 1 Nov (KNN) Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, inaugurated the first Internet Exchange in the state of Uttarakhand, hosted at Dehradun, through a virtual inaugural ceremony from Delhi today.

The inauguration of the 10th internet exchange of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) in India will help in enhancing and improving the quality of Internet and Broadband services in Uttarakhand.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Chandrasekhar, said that 6 years back, in the year 2015, Our PM laid the foundations of Digital India with the objectives of bringing efficiency, ensuring corruption free governance, promoting entrepreneurship, creating jobs and developing competencies in certain strategic areas of technology by increasing the size of the digital economy.

He also announced that the next Internet Exchange in Uttarakhand will be at Nainital District

“Today, each and every paisa goes directly to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer hence, ensuring transparency and accountability,” added the Minister.

Talking about the growth of digital technology in the pandemic period, the Minister said that over the last 18 months, the world suffered through the worst pandemic of the 21st century. It disrupted our day-to-day activities and had a significant impact on our economy. The pace with which our economy has bounced back, a lot of that has to do with our early investments made in the Digital India Programme.

He committed that the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology will support the efforts of bringing digital revolution in Uttarakhand.

“This exchange at Dehradun not only will benefit the netizens of Dehradun but promote the arrival of more Internet Service Providers and more Content Delivery network at Dehradun. It shall make the Digital ecosystem more robust and reliable,” stated the minister.

Nail Baluni, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Government of India and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary (Meity)/Chairman NIXI, Ministry of Electronics and IT delivered the Keynote during the inauguration function.

The event was attended by BansiDharBhagat, Cabinet Minister, Govt. Of Uttarakhand, Ganesh Joshi, Cabinet Minister, Govt. Of Uttarakhand, Umesh Sharma Kau, MLA, KhajanDass, MLA, Sunil Uniyal Gama, Mayor of Dehradun and Madan Kaushik, BJP State President.

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