FM Nirmala Sitharaman at TechSparks 2022

In India’s race to emerge as the world’s third-largest economy, technology-driven innovations play a crucial role and must be local, affordable and scalable, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a great meeting of entrepreneurs and investors in Your historyTechSparks 2022’s flagship startup technology event.

The solution to making India more citizen-centric so that there are better health facilities, education and infrastructure will have to be technology-driven because the next decade is really a “techade”, he said.

“The critical digital infrastructure that is available in India is created with the government and is created to be a public good rather than a cost,” he added.

Sitharaman previously spoke at TechSparks in 2020, where he emphasized the need for an open dialogue between the government and the people of India.

After two years of hosting TechSparks virtually, India’s most influential emerging tech conference is taking place in person. This year’s theme, Building On India’s Tech Agenda, brings together architects and pioneers across the country’s innovation ecosystem.

From cutting-edge technologies to bold ideas, from groundbreaking disruptions to deep human conversations, TechSparks 2022 is THE destination to deliberate, deepen and understand the promise of India’s tech agenda.

Since 2010, TechSparks has been the go-to place to discover startups, entrepreneurs, and innovations that will shape the future of everything. Hear directly from the leaders, entrepreneurs and pioneers who are transforming and paving the way for the future.

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