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Karnataka Is Engine Of Hi-tech India: PM Modi

Today India is among the most powerful digital economies, says PM Modi

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Karnataka is the engine of hi-tech India, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while laying the foundation stone of development projects in Hubballi-Dharwad, Karnataka. 

While addressing the gathering, PM Modi said that today India is among the most powerful digital economies. 

The Prime Minister said that before India was not that prominent in the world of Internet. 

This happened because the government made the cheap Internet available and took it to villages. On an average, 2.5 lakh broadband connections were given every day in the last 9 years, he informed.  

He said that 21st century India is moving ahead  by modernising its cities. He said Hubballi-Dharwad was included in the smart city project and many smart projects have been completed today. 

“Technology, infrastructure and smart governance will take the Hubballi-Dharwad region to new heights," he said. 

“Better and advanced infrastructure is not only good to look at but also makes the lives of people easier”, the Prime Minister remarked.

Highlighting the difficulties faced by people of all communities and ages due to lack of better roads and hospitals, he noted that every citizen of the country is reaping the benefits of advanced infrastructure being developed across the nation. 

He gave examples of students, farmers and the middle class who are making use of better connectivity to reach their destinations. 

Throwing light on the work done towards modernising infrastructure in the last 9 years, he informed that the network of roads in villages has more than doubled through the PM Sadak Yojana, and the National Highway network has increased by more than 55 per cent. 

He also informed that the number of airports in the country has more than doubled in the last 9 years. 

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