About 200,000 Jobs Added In IT Sector Since 2019: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The IT sector has contributed 8 per cent to the country’s GDP and two lakh new jobs have been added in the sector since 2019, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

He said the government also intends to lay BharatNet in villages all over India and the prime minister wants this to be accomplished in the coming 1000 days.

Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, the minister said India has attained its image in the world due to digital India.

“The IT sector has contributed 8 per cent in country’s GDP. A total of 46 lakh people work in it, which include 14 lakh women. After 2019, two lakh people have got jobs in the IT sector,” he said.

Source: Business Standard

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