PM Modi commends IT sector for 2% growth amid pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum 2021. The event took place via video conferencing on February 17. While addressing the event, PM Modi said, "At a time when every sector was affected due to coronavirus pandemic, you achieved a 2% growth. It is commendable if India's IT industry adds 4 billion dollars to its revenue at a time when suspicions of de-growth were being cast." "There were reasons that IT industry couldn't get benefits from large domestic market of India. Due to this, digital divide kept widening in India. In a manner of speaking it was 'Diya tale andhera'. Policies of our government reflect how we changed this approach in past few years," he added.