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PM-WANI has the potential to transform the digital scenario in India to empower ordinary citizens and open up a plethora of opportunities. Discuss

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

5. PM-WANI has the potential to transform the digital scenario in India to empower ordinary citizens and open up a plethora of opportunities. Discuss (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The article covers the impact the newly launched PM-WANI, the public Wi-Fi data service can have on the citizens as well as the economy.

Key Demand of the question:

To identify how PM-Wani can bring about digital transformation and create new opportunities in education, health and governance etc.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain about PM-WANI and its aims and objectives.

Body:

In the first part, mention about the inadequacies in the digital sector like low penetration, lack of infrastructure, high costs or subscriber fees etc. which hinder the digital transformation.

In the second part, mention as to how PM-WANI aims to overcome the above mentioned issues to achieve a digital transformation.

In the next part, mention the opportunities PM-WANI creates for community organisations, libraries, educational institutions, health panchayats and small entrepreneurs

Conclusion:

Give a way forward that is needed to ensure that PM-WANI can achieve its intended aims and objectives.