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Private sector pledges $70bn for digital revolution

NEW DELHI -- "E-governance is going to change into m-governance very fast," Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday at an event staged to fast-track his Digital India initiative, which aims to deliver digital empowerment for all and a knowledge-based economy.

Modi's Digital India initiative is ambitious beyond measure and promises to alter the very fabric of the world's second-most-populous country.

     "M does not mean 'Modi governance' -- it is 'mobile governance,'" said Modi, sketching out his vision of a digital nation in which 1.2 billion connected citizens have access to information and can interface easily with their government and others using mobile devices.

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