Speaking at the first MeitY Startup Summit held at New Delhi, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said if India has to grow it cannot do without startups.
Stressing the importance of startups, Union Minister of Law & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology said, “If India has to grow it can’t do without startups and steps are being taken up to include startups in the e-procurement portal of government of India.”
Ravi Shankar Prasad stressed the need for empowering common women of India for a successful digital inclusion process. The Common Service Centres (CSCs) are already doing a great job in empowering women. Praising the women entrepreneurs he said that today’s awards are a celebration of their contribution to further technology.
Earlier in the day Prasad awarded the selected Fintech companies and banks in promotion of the digital landscape in the country and also awarded outstanding women tech entrepreneurs.
Also leading technology leaders, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY stressed the need for greater government-academia-industry partnership to take forward deeptech entrepreneurship for socio-economic growth of the country.
All were of the unanimous view that the various public platforms created under the Digital India programme have created opportunities for India to be the technology leader for low cost solutions.