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Shri Narendra Modi emphasised on ‘MobileGovernance’ for greater application of ICT to solve people’s problems

Ahmedabad, Wednesday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today suggested increase use of mobile in Governance for larger good on the lines of ‘e-Governance’ and ‘Good Governance’.

Inaugurating a three-day conference of e-INDIA at Mahatma Mandir at Gandhinagar, considered as the country’s largest ICT event, he said that mobiles are now being used by the common man with ease and Gujarat is the first to spread its usage in governance. He wished Indians used IT with as much ease as mobile.

Mr. Modi recalled that India missed the gains of Industrial Revolution as it was the slavery rule, but has risen to adapt Information Technology and particularly the youth have been benefited. India has come out of its image of snake-charmer to ‘mouse churner’.

He said that Gujarat has made long strides in the field of IT during the last decade, especially in governance. The state celebrated 2004 as ‘Year of e-Governance’. The Gujarat Government’s major initiatives included e-Dhara for computerization of land records, broadband connectivity in all the 18,000-odd villages in the state, Citizens’ Charter providing information about 100 public services at 300 Janseva Kendras, e-Gram, SWAGAT to redress online peoples’ grievances, e-Mamta, long distance learning.

Mr. Modi said that the letter ‘e’ takes care of easy, economic and effective governance. The state government has also initiated recruitment process, bar coding of ration cards and computerization of all the check posts on highways through e-Governance.

Prominent among those spoke on the occasion included Union Government’s Additional Secretary Shankar Agrawal and Gujarat’s Additional Chief Secretary (S&T) Ravi Saxena.

The conference is being attended by 400 delegates and 150 exhibitors from all over the country to deliberate on 50 different sessions.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.