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DIGITAL INDIA HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION: VEDANTA’S ANIL AGARWAL

“Five hundred million people will come together on the Internet. This has never happened before anywhere in the world. If people can get proper education through Internet, healthcare through the Internet, it will be amazing,” Agarwal said the exuding confidence that the drive will be a major hit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ drive will open up huge opportunities in health and education for rural areas, creating a large number of jobs, billionaire Anil Agarwal said. Agarwal, who heads the mining giant Vedanta Resources Plc, is the Non-Executive Chairman of Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) which is involved majorly in laying the optical fibre network to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchyats.

“I am very excited about it (Digital India programme). This is one thing which will connect India. It will bring in education, healthcare, the whole urbanisation of villages. It will connect India together,” Agarwal told PTI. The mining baron is here to attend the launch of Digital India Week by Modi this afternoon. The initiative aims to digitally deliver all the essential services to citizens and transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy by leveraging IT.

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