Mamta Kumari Tiwari
RAS, CEO, Zila Parishad, Kota, Rajasthan, India, RAS, CEO, Zila Parishad, Kota, Rajasthan, India
The scope of the mission "Digital India" for rural India is immense. From the thrust in agriculture, to the support in the health care services to the transparency in the monetary transactions-all these initiatives are bound to improve the living conditions of the majority of the population. The planning stage has laid down the objectives to be accomplished and it clearly reflects the intention of the policy makers when they envisage an inclusive and sustainable growth model for the country. With the vast applications of the digital media to boost agriculture, it provides avenues to bridge the rural urban gap in terms of availability of basic facilities. It provides immense opportunities for enhancing the rural productivity and thereby augmenting the household incomes. With opportunities and facilities provided in the rural setup, a sense of security may blossom so as to prevent migration to the towns and cities. In India, agriculture contributes about 14% to the GDP; and the aspiration to become $5-trillion economy by 2024 needs roughly 20% contribution of agriculture. To achieve this, we must recalibrate our agriculture policy or in simple words prepare for another green revolution. The implementation of the different schemes requires a synergistic approach of all the stake holders ranging from the Central government, the State government to the Gram Panchayat levels, notwithstanding the role of different NGOs and the local population. All these bodies need to play their roles as effective change agents in fostering sustainable and inclusive development of the nation.
Keywords: digitalization, rural, India, schemes, government, development, mission, challenges
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Socio-Economic and Environmental Outlook(SEEO)

Published on : 2022-02-28

Vol : 9
Issue : 2
Month : February
Year : 2022
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