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Digital India or Green India, Discuss


Digital India is a programme to prepare India for a knowledge future. The main aim of digital India is to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy. It is transformational in nature and would ensure that Government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery of government's services electronically. The focus is on making technology central to enabling change. It is an Umbrella Programme covering many departments. It weaves together a large number of ideas and thoughts into a single, comprehensive vision so that each of them is seen as part of a larger goal. Each individual element stands on its own. But is also part of the larger picture. It is coordinated by DeitY, implemented by the entire government. The weaving together makes the Mission transformative in totality. The programme pulls together many existing schemes. These schemes will be restructured and re-focused. They will be implemented in a synchronized manner. Many elements are only process improvements with minimal cost. Digital means growing device which also makes our India to move a higher position.

The Vision area of digital India is Infrastructure as Utility to Every Citizen, Governance and Services on Demand and Digital Empowerment of Citizens. The Infrastructure as Utility to Every Citizen with High speed internet as a core utility shall be made available in all Gram Panchayats. Cradle to grave digital identity with unique, lifelong, online and authenticable. Mobile phone and Bank account would enable participation in digital and financial space at individual level. It provides an easy access to a Common Service Centre within their locality and provided a shareable private space on a public Cloud. A safe and secure Cyber-space in the country. Governance and Services on Demand seamlessly integrated across departments or jurisdictions to provide easy and a single window access to all persons. The Government services which are available in real time from online and mobile platforms and the citizen entitlements to be available on the Cloud to ensure easy access. Government services digitally transformed for improving Ease of Doing Business. Make the financial transactions above a threshold, electronic and cashless. Leveraging GIS for decision support systems and development. Digital Empowerment of Citizens is Universal digital literacy. The digital resources universally accessible. It is also helpful to access all Government documents/ certificates to be available on the Cloud and availability of digital resources / services in Indian languages. It is a collaborative digital platforms for participative governance. Portability of all entitlements for individuals through the Cloud. The overall scope of this programme is to prepare India for a knowledge future. On being transformative that is to realize IT (Indian Talent) + IT (Information Technology) = IT (India Tomorrow) Making technology central to enabling change.

The National Mission for a Green India, as one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), recognizes that climate change phenomena will seriously affect and alter the distribution, type and quality of natural biological resources of the country and the associated livelihoods of the people. The Mission aims at responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures, which would help enhancing carbon sinks in sustainably managed forests and other ecosystems. The adaptation of vulnerable species/ecosystems to the changing climate and forest-dependent communities. It mainly focused on quality of forests. The Primary focus on improving density of forest cover and Focus on ecosystem services such as Emphasis on biodiversity, water and improved biomass, Carbon sequestration as co-benefit , Addressing ecosystems like grasslands, wetlands, urban and peri-urban. They also focus on democratic decentralization Gram Sabha as overarching institution to facilitate implementation of the Mission activities at village level. By creating a new cadre of Community Youth as Foresters such as build a skilled cadre of young "community foresters" from scheduled tribes and other forest dwelling communities. The Adoption of Landscape-based Approach such as Interventions at scale (5000-6000 hectares) at a time simultaneous treatment of forest and non forest areas addressing key drivers of degradation.

Thus as a conclusion the Digital India with green technology makes India more powerful with lots of advancements.

M.Divyabharathi