Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Talks About eTaal and Other Digital Initiatives at Google Event

by January 4, 2017 0 comments

Electronic Transaction Aggregation & Analysis Layer, eTaal, is a web portal for dissemination of e-Transactions statistics of National and State level e-Governance Projects including Mission Mode Projects. It displays the total count of electronic transactions conducted in India as part of various egov projects and as per latest data, this count has increased to 3.5 crore transactions per day. It receives transaction statistics from web based applications periodically in near real time basis. eTaal presents quick analysis of transaction counts in tabular and graphical form to give quick view of transactions done by various e-Governance projects.

Ravi Shankar Prasad enlightened the audience about this initiative from the Government and also how the digital transformation initiatives have impacted the lives of the common man.

One of the examples the Minister sited was that of a souvenir seller in UP who receives a lot of Spanish tourists at his shop. However, such tourists are not well-versed with English and hence there’s communication gap between the seller and the buyer. This particular seller quickly took to Google and learnt a quick basic course in Spanish so that his business does not suffer. To his surprise, the business actually zoomed as more and more Spanish tourists learnt about his new skill and started thronging his shop. This is one pertinent example of how technology can impact lives in a big way.

At the event, Google also announced the launch of Digital Unlocked, a training program to empower thousands of Indian SMBs with essential digital skills that will enable them to get online and start using the power of the internet to grow their business. Google also previewed My Business Websites, an easy-to-use offering to help businesses to have a rich, mobile optimised digital presence that will be launched later this year.

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