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India?s IT enabled services footprint in 80 countries, 56% of global IT outsourcing: Prasad

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NEW DELHI: Asserting the government?s ambitious Digital India programme is empowering people, Communication & Information Technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said JAM () today reaches 310 million (31 crore) beneficiaries with 59 schemes involving Rs 61,822 crores.

Addressing a Vikas Parv event organized by his ministry in Mumbai, he said India?s IT and IT enabled services has footprint in 80 countries covering 200 cities. He said India accounted for 56 percent of global IT outsourcing.

The Minister said the Direct Benefit Transfer has helped save Rs 36,500 crores. Prasad said all the schemes are being implemented on digital technology platforms.

The Minister said digital technology had also promoted ?jan bhaagidari? (people?s participation), where two million people interact with the government on the MyGov platform giving suggestions and sharing their thoughts.

He said the government was able to auction spectrum worth Rs 1,09,000 crores without fingers being pointed at it. Jan Dhan ? Adhaar ? Mobile

Prasad said the Public Sector Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited which had posted a loss of Rs 8,000 crore in 2014 had managed to post an operating profit of Rs 672 crores and its mobile phone subscription has shot up from 800,000 to 2.3 million (23 lakh)

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