PM Modi appreciates the use of 5G and preparations for 6G and tech-driven agriculture in Independence Day Speech
By siliconindia | Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 14:42 IST
During his address on the 77th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the rapid adoption of 5G technology in India and announced preparations for 6G technology, with the establishment of a dedicated task force. Modi emphasized the widespread internet access now reaching every village and highlighted the nation’s move towards quantum computers. “My country is the fastest country to roll out 5G. We have reached more than 700 districts, and now we are getting ready for 6G. We have formed a task force,” Modi said from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
He said the world is going to be influenced by technology, and even developed countries are willing to learn about the success of Digital India. Modi said the government is working on a new scheme to push technology in the agriculture sector, under which thousands of women in self-help groups will be trained and equipped with drones. “I see the potential of science and technology among our rural women. Therefore, we are thinking of a new scheme to bring technology to the agriculture sector. ” Agriculture should get a boost. Therefore, we will impart training in drone piloting and drone repair to the women’s self-help groups. Thousands of women’s self-help groups will be provided with drones and training. We are going to start drone flights with 15,000 women from SHG,”
Modi said that the youth of the nation have capabilities and the government is working on policies to provide them with abundant opportunities. "Today, our youth have placed India among the top three start-up systems globally. Global youth is surprised with this capability and power of India," Modi said that the government is using technology to get rid of corruption. “Today the internet is reaching every village. India is getting ready for quantum computers. Today farmer producer organizations are being created, we are also going to make semiconductors,” Modi said.
In summary, Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day address highlighted India’s swift embrace of technology, its aspirations for 6G technology, initiatives to integrate technology into agriculture, and efforts to empower the youth and fight corruption through technology adoption.
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