In 2014, the Government of India unveiled a far-reaching, visionary blueprint of a Digital India, one where the country has a Digital Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, Governance and Services on demand, and Digital empowerment of citizens.
The Digital India vision has nine pillars that outline how India can be propelled to its next phase of growth by harnessing technology where every citizen has access to education, healthcare, and services remarkable for a nation’s inclusive growth and development.
Intel® is helping the Government in fulfilling its Digital India vision across two broad initiatives: Skills For India and Innovation For India.
India faces tremendous challenges that stem from, among other things, a lack of pervasiveness of knowledge and technology across the geographical expanse of the country.
Ensuring a well-connected India with access to broadband in the farthest corner; digital literacy; and availability of solutions that enhances every citizen’s livelihood are the primary measures to be taken for Digital India.
Intel has been working with the Government and eco-system to scale digital literacy throughout the nation under Intel's Digital Skills for India initiative, through which Intel is committed to train 5Mn people with digital literacy skills by the end of 2015. From secured and managed digital infrastructure in Data Centers for storage, connectivity, data transfer, and analytics; Accessible, Affordable Computing Devices & Solutions with High Performance Computing devices; to Skill Development & Capacity Building through the various initiatives and programs, Intel is accelerating Indians with its innovations and making India digital.
Intel has been fostering innovation since inception. Driven by Moore’s Law, it has been initiating various programs that create huge economic value and drive social advancement for over two decades in India.
The milestones achieved are reflected in the success of Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair that had over 180 winners, 18 of them received the honour of having minor planets named after them; Intel® Higher Education Program, which promotes innovation and entrepreneurship, and has reached 235,000 students and 4,500 faculties across 550 institutions so far; and Intel® PhD Sponsorship program that looks forward to enhance the quality of research in the nation.
SKILLS FOR INDIA
Intel is enabling the citizens of India to be digitally literate. The programs designed to equip them with digital skills include Intel® Teach Program that has trained over 18 lakh teachers in India to use technology for the past fifteen years; Intel® Learn Easy Steps that helped in spreading digital literacy to 38 lakh people under National Digital Literacy Mission, which is co-founded by Intel; and Intel® Digital Skills Training Application, which is comprised of Digital Literacy, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare and Cleanliness in 5 Indian languages. Intel has also launched an initiative, in association with Bharat Broadband Network Limited*, that aims at imparting digital literacy to key resource persons in the first 1000 Panchayats under the National Optic Fiber Network* roll-out in India.