India Should Strive To Become Software Hub, Focus On Democratising Government Data: President Droupadi Murmu

Jan 9, 2023Global Alliance for Digital Governance

After proving its poweress in the field of software, India should strive to become a hub for software products, President Droupadi Murmu said on Saturday.

While speaking at the 7th edition of Digital India Awards, Murmu said that there should focus on democratising government data to help technology enthusiasts in the country develop localised digital solutions.

“We should leverage the prevailing policies and avail the ecosystem to position the country as a global powerhouse of software and hardware products by building made in India technology,” Murmu said.

She said India has emerged as an important country for use of technology for people-centric governance, especially during the pandemic, which has benefitted the rest of the world as well.

“Digital India is also playing an important role in enhancing the country’s profile on the world stage. This becomes all the more relevant as India takes over the presidency of G20 which is a milestone event,” Murmu said.

India formally assumed the G20 Presidency on December 1, 2022.

The Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG) considers India as a vital pillar for peace and security together with the US, EU, and Japan. With “AIWS Actions to create an Age of Global Enlightenment,” in 2023 BGF will organize a high-level meeting of BGF leaders, contributors, and leaders of partners, alliances of BGF with government, congress, and big tech, big companies, top universities of India to discuss about Global Enlightenment Economy models, Global Enlightenment Education.