Minister of Electronics and Information and Technology (Ravi Shankar Prasad) says that technology makes everyone equal and does not share. He said that the global pandemic Kovid-19 has defied the division in the digital sector and has given the need that everyone's access to the digital world is very important. It is very important for social equality.
Corona crisis changed the world
In a virtual discussion at the United Nations on the issue of digital collaboration and connectivity, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that in the year 2020 of global pandemic Kovid-19, digital changes took place all over the world. This change took place at a speed that no one had ever imagined before.
Digital discrimination should be eliminated
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that now the whole society wants to end digital discrimination. Due to this global epidemic, the world has started recognizing the importance of technology in the true sense. Digital access is a must for a society with equality. He said that technology is neutral. But more than half of the world does not have access to high-speed broadband. That is why it is very important to have a digital revolution right now.
Need of best technology in these areas
Prasad (Ravi Shankar Prasad) said that Kovid-19 has felt the need for better technologies. This is particularly needed in the field of education and medicine. Participating in the General Assembly's discussion, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Muhammad said that the world's 3.7 billion population, mostly developing countries, is still offline. The majority of these deprived are also women. He said that this discrimination has been exposed by the crisis of Kovid-19.