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'Digital India', an enterprise to transform India, says PM Narendra Modi


SILICON VALLEY: 'Digital India' is an enterprise to transform India in a scale unmatched anywhere in the world and it has the potential to make development truly inclusive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

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"Digital India is an enterprise for India's transformation on a scale that is, perhaps, unmatched in human history," Modi said while speaking about his ambitious Digital India initiative before a gathering of Silicon Valley CEOs.

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Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Silicon Valley in more than three decades, said his government wants paperless transactions.

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"We would set up digital locker for every citizens to share documents across departments," he said.

"After MyGov.in, we have just launched the Narendra Modi Mobile App. They are helping me stay in close touch with people," he said amidst applause from the audience.

"I want our 1.25 billion citizens to be digitally connected," Modi said, describing the steps taken by his government towards broadband connectivity.

"I see technology as a means to empower and as a tool that bridges the distance between hope and opportunity," the Prime Minister added.