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Surmounting investments in human and physical digital infrastructure will provide India an opportunity to shine in global market for digital information-technology services. Comment.

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

4. Surmounting investments in human and physical digital infrastructure will provide India an opportunity to shine in global market for digital information-technology services. Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  Financial Express

Why the question:

The article highlights India’s need to focus on digital infrastructure and benefits that it can accrue.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in what way investments in human and physical digital infrastructure will provide India an opportunity to shine in global market for digital information-technology services.

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:

Start with some data on importance of digital infrastructure to the growth and development of the country.

Body:

Explain that Infrastructure investment in digital technology—increased access to mobile broadband, fibre-optic cable connections, and power-supply expansion—combined with the expansion of low-cost smartphones has enabled millions of Indians to connect to the internet for the first time. The number of enterprises and households that now have access to a computer has increased dramatically, and internet consumption is growing in double digits. This digital transformation has been accompanied by a growing wave of technological entrepreneurship.

Present the advantages it will fetch India in the global market.

Conclusion:

Conclude by highlighting the fact that such a transformation will not come with certain challenges and suggest policy measures in this direction.