March 2, 2021 7:11 pm

Renewed focus on infrastructure in Budget 2021 to accelerate technology adoption

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The Union is sui generis considering that it is India’s first-ever ‘Digital Budget’. The gesture of doing away with the paper versions of Budget underlines the government’s commitment towards PM’s ‘Digital India’ vision.

A renewed focus on infrastructure would mean accelerated technology adoption, which cannot be accomplished without data privacy measures, propelled by .

This approach would help in strengthening India’s framework to protect individual information, with investments in key technologies like (AI) and machine learning (ML) to secure cloud-based infrastructures.

While the capital expenditure on the physical connectivity — road, railway and port — has been highlighted throughout, I am sure that digital connectivity will ultimately become a cornerstone of everything we do in the current times.

Overall, it is an inclusive and pro-growth budget, presenting a balanced stance on the pathway to recovery.

The author is Country Manager, India and SAARC, Commvault. Views are personal.

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