Published On: Tue, Aug 30th, 2016

C-DOT should work hard to end Digital Divide in India: Minister Manoj Sinha

The Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurating the ‘Samvad App’ a product of C-DOT on its foundation day, in New Delhi on August 30, 2016. The Secretary (Telecom), Shri J.S. Deepak is also seen.

The Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurating the ‘Samvad App’ a product of C-DOT on its foundation day, in New Delhi on August 30, 2016.
The Secretary (Telecom), Shri J.S. Deepak is also seen.

New Delhi: Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha has urged C-DOT to find new invention, new research and new technology and to give World Class products for achieving Prime Minister’s vision of Transforming India through Digital Revolution. Delivering the key-note address here at the C-DOT Foundation Day, Shri Sinha said, there is need for innovation as India cannot afford to emulate the Developed Economies due to limited resources. He said, if India will lag in catching up with emerging technologies in the coming 15 to 20 years, the very existence of the country will be at stake. He exhorted the officials and other stakeholders to “Walk the Talk” and underlined that it is our bounden duty to digitally empower the huge chunk of population particularly in rural areas who are still deprived of IT revolution. He added that Digital divide should end as fast as possible.

Shri Sinha congratulated C-DOT for GPON technology and expressed the hope that by March, 2017, one lakh Gram Panchayats (GPs) will be connected through Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) to set up a network infrastructure to serve the rural masses. He said, all are working with zeal to achieve the target of connecting 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats with Broadband Network within stipulated timeframe, which is the vision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Shri Sinha praised C-DOT for launching 18 products and 56 technology transfers, which he said should be taken to Century and also lauded the role of C-DOT for its stellar role in providing security solutions including cyber related.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, Telecom Shri J.S.Deepak said as India is on the verge of Data Revolution, the future of C-DOT is very bright as it is involved in making multi-terabit router, providing smart city solutions and security solutions to the Defence and Civil sectors. He urged C-DOT to partner with PSUs and dream big to make India truly a Digital India.

The Minister also launched three new Products developed by C-DOT on the occasion- WDM PON (WDAN) and Samvad App.

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