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I&T Minister launches nationwide hackathon

New Delhi: Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday launched a nationwide hackathon.

Speaking on the occasion, Prasad said, "The government is committed to making the best use of big data in establishing the rule of precision governance. While doing so every care would be taken to ensure that strict privacy rights of individuals are protected. However, unauthorised use of data would be dealt with iron-hand to ensure that nothing comes in the way of making data-analytics a national movement."
"The big data analytics should focus on poor and under privileged and facilitate inclusive growth. While aiming at taking lead in data analytics it must be ensured that technology is inclusive, affordable, transformative and developmental," the minister said.
"The OpenGovDataHack being taken up in seven states would catalyse further start up movement. I would like to assure you all that the government is determined to hand-hold successful start-ups and make it a big success," Prasad added. As part of the startup eco-system development programme, NIC and IAMAI have collaborated to conduct the nationwide hackathon #OpenGovDataHack across seven states of the country.

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