New Delhi: Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said released Yojana Magazine a special issue on Digital India. He said that digital medium has to be safe and secure to ensure equitable spread of its benefits. Prasad added digital inclusion initiative of the Government is already being acknowledged globally.
The Minister advised I&B officials to have in-depth discussion analysis of data security and privacy aspects of digitalization in the future issue of the magazine.
He said in less than five years the Government has made 307 Government services available on Umang platform and efforts are on to bring all Central and State services on this platform. Advances in the communication field have immensely enriched urban people in big cities but those in smaller cities are still dependent on informative platforms like Yojana.
The Yojana is a development monthly magazine devoted to socio-economic issues. It provides a platform for discussion on problems of social and economic development of the country through in-depth analysis of these issues. The magazine is published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
It is published in 13 languages across the nation namely English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Oriya. The Yojana magazine has a subscriber base of over 2 and a half lakhs with a readership extending to over Eight lakhs. Yojana readership includes planners and policymakers as well as aspirants of competitive exams.
The Digital India Programme of the Government aims to transform India into a knowledge-based economy and digitally empowered society by ensuring digital access, digital inclusion, digital empowerment and bridging the digital divide.