In 1998 Prime Minister Vajpayee proclaimed, “IT is India’s tomorrow.” This vision is closely associated with the internet’s expansion in the land. Although poverty and corruption are some major problems, the diffusion of the Internet in India flourished up to 2003 and onwards.
The boom of Information Technology started in 1997 when the PJP, also known as Bharatiya Janata Party, was elected. They had interest in telecommunications and the internet which they suggested as top priorities for India’s economic growth. This was supported by Prime Minister Vajpayee as he organized a committee for information technology on May 1998. It was called the Indian National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development and it was made to implement policies and programs that could support the need to develop IT. The progress was quick since policies became the products of experience of past failures in the software industry, universities, and other government sectors.
According to Wolcott and Goodman (2003) in their study about internet diffusion in India, the Prime Minister and a number of bureaucrats, foreign investors, politicians, entrepreneurs and industry leaders are trying their best to teach the Asian elephant to dance. This indicated the move towards the growth of IT from a national slow down in the 20th century. Several policies were made such as the New Telecommunications Policy 1999, Information Technology Act 2000 and Convergence Bill. Yet, there is still more to be resolved since it did not answer the problem of the very limited access of computers to the Indian masses.
Internet alone was the drive to make the “elephant dance.” It is considered as the vital force for Prime Minister Vajpayee’s vision because it sparked the growth of software industry especially as export merchandise. It is therefore a good idea to invest in India, where the masses need to get I touch and catch up with the fast- growing business in the world.
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