New Delhi(dna): The Central government is connecting 2,60,000 villages out of a total of 6 lakh villages through optical fibre as part of better digital connectivity. Two union ministers who participated in the 3rd edition of CYFY 2015, said all 22 Indian languages are being included in the digital campaign, without any pick and choose. Further, they announced that the government would be soon coming up with new rules on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), considering the concerns expressed over the present regulations on IPR.
Union commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the inter-ministerial process is in the final stage. “They (think tank in the ministry) have almost completed the process. We will take a final look at it soon and then forward it to the Cabinet to take a decision,” the minister said. She pointed out that the E-commerce in the country is growing very fast and is expected to reach 60 billion by 2020.
Earlier, inaugurating the conference, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister for communications and information technology, explained how the information technology is transforming the lives of people even in poor villages in Bihar where he is now deeply involved in campaigning in the State elections. Both Sitharaman and Prasad said the government is aware of the challenges in cyber security, but they called for an open, transparent debate on the issues of privacy and security which will help the government to come out with necessary rules.