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A refreshed ‘Digital India’ programme will play critical role in the pursuit of $5 trillion economy. Comment.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

1. A refreshed ‘Digital India’ programme will play critical role in the pursuit of $5 trillion economy. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is in the context of Finance Minister’s announcement on waiver of Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on digital payments.

Key demand of the question:

The question expects one to comment upon the role of Digital India programme and the essence of it to $5 trillion economy.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Discuss that In the past few years, digital technology has become a vital factor in accelerating the pace of India’s economic growth, in promoting social and economic equity by enhancing access for all to information, markets and public services; and in overcoming the country’s infrastructure deficit.

Body:

Explain the idea behind digital India.

Discuss the steps taken by the government in this direction.

Discuss the benefits of the programme.

Analyse the challenges and concerns associated.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting its role in augmenting the dream of $5 trillion economy.