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Disruption the need of the hour for India

India needs to solve its basic connectivity issues while increasing Internet footprint, Snapdeal's Kunal Bahl says

Shutapa Paul
Published: Feb 14, 2016 03:28:42 PM IST
Updated: Feb 14, 2016 04:46:23 PM IST
Disruption the need of the hour for India
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From left - Andrew Stevens, Kunal Bahl, Rajan Anandan, Charlotte Brogren-Vinnova, Michael Perry-DJI

Disruption using technology will be the strongest bet for India, especially her rural masses, global ideators concurred at the CNN Asia Business Forum 2016 on Sunday.

The panel discussion was attended by Kunal Bahl, co-founder, Snapdeal, Rajan Anandan, vice president and managing director, Google South East Asia and India, Michel Perry, PR manager, DJI and Charlotte Brognen, general director, Vinnova.
 
“Indian entrepreneurs are solving problems of India…India needs localized innovation,” said Bahl. Disruption of the market using Internet and technology would aid in bringing the vast rural populace within the digital fold. And to enable this, the country would have to solve its basic connectivity issues while increasing the Internet footprint. “We need to increase connectivity and make it affordable,” said Anandan.
 
Brognen alluded to the successful incubating practice followed by Sweden for the last 10 years.

Perry suggested usage of drones to collect information provided that India create a comprehensive regulatory plan and sets social norms in order.

 

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