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 Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad released the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati, Assam. The Document emphasized leveraging digital technologies to transform the lives of people of the northeast and enhance the ease of living. First electronics manufacturing cluster in northeastern region was also inaugurated on this occasion.

The document was released in the presence of chief ministers of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripuram, and senior
government officials.

Coinciding with the unveiling of the Vision Document, several other projects were launched for the Northeastern
states. Three parallel sessions were held in the morning, comprising a networking workshop on hub-and-spoke model for the BPOs, a session on expanding the role and reach of common service centres and another session on
government e-market place.


Objectives of Digital North East 2022 are as follows:

  • To provide high speed broadband connectivity and mobile connectivity in all the uncovered villages in the northeastern region.
  • To create a Cloud- hub at Guwahati with Disaster Recovery Center for the NER.
  • To expand Common Service Centers to all Gram Panchayats in North East States.
  • To provide better access to quality health, educational and agricultural services using Digital Technology.
  • To promote local tourism, art and culture, handicraft, handloom.
  • To establish Start-ups and innovation Hub for North East.
  • To provide safe and secure cyberspace for digital north east by setting up specialized cyber security labs and by providing skill development through special trainings and IEC.
  • Eight Thrust Areas have been identified by this Vision document for the empowerment of the people of the northeastern region.
  • These areas include Digital Infrastructure, Digital Services, Digital Empowerment, Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing, Promotion of IT and ITES (IT enabled services) & BPO Industries, Promotion of Digital Payments, Digital Innovation and Start-ups, and Cyber security.


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