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Prasad to meet IT industry tomorrow on digital economy roadmap

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is slated to meet the industry today to discuss the roadmap for India to become a USD 1 trillion digital economy in the coming years.

This is a follow-up to a similar meeting held in June this year with tech leaders where the minister had exhorted the industry to help India build a USD 1 trillion digital economy over the next (rpt) next few years by creating affordable technology and an inclusive environment.

The country\'s digital economy is estimated at USD 450 billion presently.

\"There is a presentation on digital economy tomorrow...

This will be a follow-up of a meeting held earlier this year,\" Prasad told PTI.

IT industry representatives as well as secretaries of various government departments are expected to participate in the closed-door discussion, which will also review the progress made after the first meeting in June.

\"This will essentially be a consultation on the roadmap for digital economy,\" said Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.


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