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In order to make Digital India project inclusive, the need of the hour is to unlock the full potential of India’s optical fibre industry, while achieving atmanirbharta in its 5G journey. Discuss.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

4. In order to make Digital India project inclusive, the need of the hour is to unlock the full potential of India’s optical fibre industry, while achieving atmanirbharta in its 5G journey. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question: 

5G technology is going to make inroads into the country very soon. Top smartphone manufacturers in India have already released phones with 5G capability.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about making digital India inclusive through optical fibre and 5G networks.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by stating objectives of Digital India mission.

Body:

First, mention the various limitations of digital India with respect to its accessibility and inclusivity.

Next, discuss the role optical fibre can in this regard in enhancing reach of the digital services across India.

Next, write about role of 5G in this regard and steps that are needed to make itself atmanirbhar in this regard,

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.