Commerce Ministry to turn smarter with new mobile applications

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commerce ministryAs a step towards realization of Modi’s Digital India campaign, the Commerce Ministry has planned to build freely downloadable mobile applications for its stakeholders. This will enable the stakeholders to access information in real-time through notifications on their smartphones. A committee is formed to finalize the technical aspects of it.

Mobile applications will be developed for the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal (DGS&D), Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Tea Board, Coffee Board and Spices Board. Ministry’s export promotion councils will also receive apps. More likely, private players will be responsible for building the applications.

The move will enhance India’s world ranking in ease of doing business index. Digital India has several projects worth Rs. 1 lakh crore, which are intended to enhance the country into a digitally empowered economy.

The country is predicted to have a booming economy with 283.8 million internet users, the world’s second largest internet user base after China. According to a consultation paper released by TRAI, the internet traffic in India will increase fivefold by 2018, with a CAGR of 40 percent.

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