Speaking at a Business Awards function at Delhi, Modi said that the global ICT and Electronics market is ever expanding.
Information Technology is becoming the growth engine which has the potential to transform India into a knowledge-led economy and society, Modi said. Not only are scientists and engineers knowledge workers but so are farmers (who are putting knowledge to their farming activity to maximize the yield). ICT sector can play a major role in bringing a turnaround in agricultural revolution in the country with farmers under the age of 35 employing techniques and innovations to raise their produce, he informed.
Modi alleged that 2G Spectrum scam in telecom sector has dented India's reputation, it is not only in terms of monetary damage due to corruption but has ruined the future of youth talent of our country. Now challenge before us is how we recover from it, he said.