For its focus on technology and digital being the highlight of her speech, the Union Budget 2023 presented by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been applauded by the technology sector. Puneet Gupta, Vice President and Managing Director, NetApp India/SAARC, said that the budget has put the country in a ‘strong position' to be considered as a digital budget.
“The announcements made by the Hon'ble Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have given us a lot to be excited about,” said Gupta. “The mission of Amrit Kaal has put us in a strong position to truly call this a digital budget, given its large focus on technology and digital.”
In her budget speech Finance Minister has announced the setting up of 100 5G labs and the development of three Centers of Excellence for AI, which industry leaders say will help in unlocking the digital potential of the country. NetApp India chief sees numerous opportunities in a world that is driven by data and AI, and is ‘proud' for NetApp to play a role in building a truly digital nation.
“In a world that is driven by data and AI, we see numerous and infinite opportunities ahead of us,” said Gupta. “It will be a privilege for us at NetApp to play our role in building a truly digital nation which is the future of tomorrow.”
According to Gupta, with the focus on technology and digital, the Union Budget 2023-24 is expected to drive the growth of the technology sector in India, and with companies like NetApp at the forefront, the future looks promising. The budget's aim to create a digital nation will provide numerous opportunities for the technology sector, and will be a step forward in making India a truly digital economy.