'Digital North East Vision 2022' to be released tomorrow
    Guwahati, Aug 10 (PTI) The Union Information
Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will release the
'Digital North East Vision 2022' here tomorrow.
    According to an official release, the 'Vision
Document' emphasises leveraging digital technologies to
transform lives of people of the North East and enhance the
ease of living.
    "The document identifies eight digital thrust areas
namely, digital infrastructure, digital services, digital
empowerment, promotion of electronics manufacturing, promotion
of IT and ITes including BPOs, digital payments, innovation &
startups, and cyber security," the release said.
    The 'Vision Document' aims to empower the people of
the North Eastern region and state-wise roadmaps for
implementing digital initiatives have been developed, it
    The ambitious document will be released in the
presence of chief ministers and IT ministers of all North
Eastern states along with senior officials government
    "Three parallel sessions have also been planned
tomorrow preceding the event for the release of the Vision
2022. These comprise a networking workshop on hub-and-spoke
model for the BPOs, a session on expanding the role and reach
of Common services centre and another session on government
e-market place," the statement informed.
    These sessions are to expose the participants to the
implementation and the role of these initiatives in providing
employment opportunities, delivery of various services
digitally to rural population and enhancing efficiency of
governance, it added. PTI TR