Tuesday, November 12, 2013

India must make best use of technology, says Ambani

Emphasizing on wide use of technology, noted industrialist Mukesh Ambani today said education, livelihood and health are the three most important issues facing India, which aspires to be a superpower. \"If I think about re-imagined India, to my mind education, livelihood - the ability to earn today- and health are the three most important things before the country,\" he said. The Reliance Industries Chairman was speaking at a discussion on \'Re-imagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia\'s Next Superpower\' . Embracing technology in a big way will help India to transform itself into a new India in a very short span of time, he maintained. \"Take broadband technology - it is providing access to opportunities irrespective of geographies. So, you can access them in all the 5,432 small towns and cities, and 6,00,000 villages in a matter of a couple of years and then scale up. That is what gives me optimism and positivity.\" Stressing on importance of education, the billionaire- industrialist said it enables people to embrace tools of technology. \"Today we have a current account deficit. Bulk of it is because of import of energy (oil & gas). For a country like India, there is no other option but to rely on technology, even to solve our energy problems. \"But a pre-requisite to that is education - to make 250 million young Indians acquire skills and make most of available technology,\" Ambani added. The Asia\'s third largest economy has an efficient education system but there was a need to make it more effective, he said. Speaking on the occasion, Mahindra and Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said India has a chance to create a completely new template. He said smaller states are better to manage. \"I have no problem about more states coming up. If size is the issue, make it (states) more manageable,\" Mahindra said.

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