“My government has envisioned an ambitious umbrella programme, Digital India, to prepare the country for technology-based transformation and citizen centric transparent governance with service orientation,” he said, addressing a joint session of both the houses of parliament on the first day of budget session.
“Aadhar-based attendance system and Jeevan Praman, Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate Portal, have shown that innovative use of technology can make enormous difference,” he said.
Mukherjee said measures, which are being taken to accomplish digital inclusion in rural areas, small towns, north-east and other remote areas have opened up “immense job opportunities” in those areas.
The president also mentioned that promoting “manufacturing of electronic goods has been an area of thrust”.
He also added, that there was enormous potential in the tourism sector and the government will bring out a new tourism policy.
“A new tourism policy is on the anvil,” Mukherjee said in his address to the members of two houses of parliament at the start of the budget session.
He said that tourist visa on arrival facility has been expanded to 44 countries.
He said infrastructure facilities were being improved at tourist destinations and dedicated trains had been started for some pilgrimage destinations.