India is fast emerging as one of the most influential influencers of technological advancement . Prime Minister Narendra Modi said technology is a tool for inclusion rather than exclude in India .
New Delhi, India, November 22: With the hope of a 6.1% increase in the global economy relative to China, European economies will reach 0.5 percent and the United States around 1% next year, India is not only a bright spot in the global economy.It is also fast emerging as one of the most influential influencers of technological advancement, particularly in the area of digital technology and other frontier technologies, as the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) took place in India on May 11.On October 11-14, 2022, the Second UNWGIC 2022 was held in Hyderabad.The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs conducted the meeting and hosted it at the Ministry of Science and Technology of India.The step was directed at delivering high-quality and reliable geospatial data to support national and international policy goals.The UNWGIC also emphasized the importance of international cooperation and coordination in the production of human data related to geography.Geographic Information encompasses digital transformation and technological advancement.Intelligent maps and graphs can be created using geospatial techniques to gather geographically linked data. Using geospatial techniques, intelligent maps and models can be created.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that technology is a tool for inclusion rather than exclude in India when speaking at the inaugural session of the UNWGIC.Geospatial science, he said, has been driving inclusion and development.The Prime Minister cited the SWAMITVA (Survey of the Villages and Mapping in Village Areas with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme as a clear indication of this trend. Geospatial technology, according to the Prime Minister, has become one of the key facilitators of socioeconomic growth by boosting productivity, ensuring efficient infrastructure planning, effective administration, and supporting the agricultural industry.The Prime Minister emphasized that India's continuing efforts to develop infrastructure are the backbone of geospatial technology, which is contributing to the achievement of inclusion and development even in the rural and far-flung regions.India is also expanding access to such facilities for the benefit of South Asian neighbors, according to him.He mentioned South Asia Satellite, which is assisting in communication and connectivity in India's immediate region. In addition, the country has given a significant boost to its drone industry and opened up its space industry to private entities.In a period of crisis like Covid-19, 5G technology is also booming in India.The Prime Minister highlighted the need for an international strategy so that nations around the world could support each other.The Prime Minister encouraged youth and all creative minds to take part in the geospatial economy as the government has begun to invest in research, development, and development in all the new technologies.By 2025, the amount projected to reach Rs 63,000 crore and increase by more than 10%.