Undoubtedly, internet is one of the greatest stories of mankind. In today’s digital age it has become essential that people should be able to access information and upgrade skills using digital devices.
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Undoubtedly, internet is one of the greatest stories of mankind. In today's
digital age it has become essential that people should be able to access
information and upgrade skills using digital devices. Besides, the launch of the
Digital India initiative by Indian government has only reiterated a belief that
digitization is the key to future success. But the huge and varied demographics
of India are a huge challenge.
It won't be easy for government to implement this initiative at such a large
scale without external help. One of the best options it can use is Public Private
Partnerships or PPP as it is quite often called. In this article, we look at how
PPP can help Indian government to achieve its goal of making India digital.
As per industry projections, India will be home to about 526 million internet
users and more than 105 billion devices by 2018. While this is great news for
government's campaign for digitizing India, it does not possess all the
resources required to meet the demands of implementing its digitization
campaign. This offers a huge opportunity for the private players to help
government and gain some mileage for themselves too.
We look at the benefits of this type of partnerships for digital India initiative.
Benefits of PPP for Digital India:
Efficiency is something that is highly valued by the users and is one of the
crucial factors in achieving success in today's competitive market. "The most
important thing that a private player will bring to the table is efficiency" says
Mr. Arun Lakhani, MD Vishvaraj Infrastructure and advisor to Government on
PPP. Yes, funding will also be a crucial part but we all know efficiency is not the
forte of the government.
As mentioned earlier, the number of internet users in India is rising steadily.
Thanks to PPP, the private players will be able to avail of the government
resources that will help them achieve sustainability a