Digital technology should reach every nook and cranny of the country: Sitharaman

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Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that the benefits of digital technology should reach every nook and cranny of the country to ensure its comprehensive development, according to an official statement.

Chairing a closed-door post-budget interaction with industry stakeholders in the northeast, Sitharaman said the government was taking ‘futuristic steps’ by focusing on development through improved infrastructure digital in the country.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was present at the meeting, discussed ways to develop start-up ecosystems in the state.

Sarma said his government and SIDBI have decided to set up mid-level start-up infrastructure in colleges and universities, according to the statement.

He also pointed out the need to expand the role of the Indian Institute of Technology in taking on other institutions to boost the start-up sector.

Others present at the session include Chief Economic Advisor, Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran, Union Minister of State for Finance, Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad and Finance Secretary, Dr. TV Somanathan.

Sitharaman was here for a day visit to attend the meeting. She refrained from speaking to the media and left for Delhi in the afternoon.

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