Jamshedpur, Oct 31: Addressing the gathering at �Digital Jharkhand� seminar in Gopal Maidan, Mr Barnwal, Jharkhand, secretary department of IT & e-commerce, said, �Electronic manufacturing clusters will be set up in Adityapur and five other locations of the state.�
According to Mr. Barnwal, India is the biggest consumer of electronic goods in the world, but when it comes to manufacturing electronic items, we lag. He added, the state government also has plans to set up software technology parks in Adityapur, Sindri, Bokaro and Deoghar.�
Mr. Barnwal said that many things are happening in e -governance currently, as mostly things were done in isolation. �Digital India� has provided a platform where every state including Jharkhand can help move India ahead and compete with technologically developed countries.
Talking about Jharkhand, Barnwal said that the state is much behind when compared to other states in the country, but things started to move on and digital Jharkhand and technology will the state to be technologically advanced.
�The t time of the seminar and conference on digital Jharkhand is appropriate as both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das have launched digital dreams for India and the state, respectively.
He added that the state government under Raghubar Das has been proactive in finding IT solutions, which is why every panchayat has been connected digitally and the government is getting closer to people even in the remote villages.
Mr. Burnwal further said, �We need become leader in IT and the state government has planned several projects in the near future. A knowledge hub would be set up in the state by 2017 and we plan to make a member of each family of the state digitally literate.�
Mr. Barnwal highlighted the steps taken by the State of Jharkhand towards digitalization, which would have a large impact on the socio-economic fabric of the state.
He stressed on the positive effects of digitalisation citing example of filing of tax returns, which have become simpler today. He mentioned that the vision for the state in the coming years would include effective PDS implementations, and �single window� clearance system for smooth operation of industry.
The secretary pointed out that while the government is acting proactively to build five software technology parks, electronic manufacturing policy is also in the initial stages of implementation. �Digital Literacy� is one of the more ambitious projects of the current government, he added.
In his address, Tata Steel managing director TV Narendran said, �Today we hear a lot about exponential changes. Our personal lives have changed a lot in the last 10 years due to IT. We hear things like new types of jobs will be created in coming years.
He went on to elaborate, �We need to find a balance between what to change and what not to change. Industries should now look at how they can increase productivity and customer experience to a very different level.
The state of Jharkhand can really move ahead of competition by quickly adopting technology and using it for the empowerment of people.�