The BJP-led NDA government has saved Rs 36,000 crore by digitising economic activities in one year, Union Law and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Saturday. The various digitised economic activities included payment of subsidies and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee wages through direct cash benefit facilities into the accounts of intended beneficiaries through Aadhaar.

The government, according to Prasad has been driving the digital drive and e-commerce in such a way that the poor labourers are getting their benefits beyond imagination.Talking about the power of Digital India and e-commerce initiatives by the government, the minister said the government would go all out to make suitable laws and policy initiatives for cyber security.

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