Union Minister for Communication, Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on January 15, inked an MoU with Internal Affairs and Communication Minister of Japan, Takeda Ryota to reinforce cooperation within the subject of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The MoU was exchanged by means of a video convention in the present day.
Department of Telecom, Government of India and Ministry of Communications, Government of Japan will improve mutual cooperation within the subject of 5G applied sciences, telecom safety, submarine optical fibre cable system to islands of India, spectrum administration, sensible cities, excessive altitude platform for broadband in unconnected areas, catastrophe administration and public security, and many others. Also, as per the settlement, Government of India organisation reminiscent of C-DOT and ITI Ltd together with trade companions from Japan may even be part of this cooperation.
The IT Minister cited the well timed execution of connecting Andaman & Nicobar Islands with submarine optical fibre cable as a wonderful instance of profitable cooperation between India and Japan. He additionally shared the speedy adoption of progressive applied sciences by India through the COVID-19 pandemic reminiscent of AarogyaSetu app, use of Aadhaar Enabled Payment System for doorstep disbursement of money by India Post, digital hearings in Courts, and many others. Further, he highlighted that through the pandemic, as a result of profitable insurance policies like PLI and SPECS great amount of investments have come to India within the subject of electronics manufacturing.
The minister urged the Japanese electronics trade to spend money on India and avail the advantages of the brand new applied sciences. He additionally highlighted the potential that India holds for Japanese traders within the subject of 5G and 5G-based providers, Internet of Things, digital well being applied sciences and many others.
(With inputs from PIB)