This month, I had a distinct pleasure to speak at Bareilly, “New India: Opportunities and Challenges”, an event organized by Jagran Group and Future College. I was asked to talk about Digital India and Make In India. Perhaps the 2 initiatives that have governed the development of India over the last 2 years. Key focus of both these initiatives being to make it easy to begin, sustain and grow businesses in India.
While preparing and thinking about how to put it across to a Tier2 audience which may not otherwise be that savvy or care about development at the top level, here is a simplistic picture that I came up with. Digital India is about the following:
We also had a conversation about the obstacles that will inhibit leveraging these initiatives:
A commonly asked question is whether Digital India or Make In India are successful?! In reality, the progress of initiatives and its success is usually a matter of perception, based on personal experiences. At a true level, such initiatives take at least 4-5 years for true impact to come across as a broad visible social change. Till then, statistics is the best means a manipulator can get.