Indian software industry to reach $100 billion by 2025: Minister

The IT industry in the country has added 445,000 new jobs in the financial year 2022


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Published: Fri 21 Apr 2023, 11:36 PM

The Indian software product industry is expected to reach USD 100 billion by 2025, said a top minister

Addressing students at the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on Friday asserted that the future of the IT industry in India is bright and booming with plentiful opportunities for the growing pool of highly skilled IT professionals.

Emphasising that the booming software industry has provided employment opportunities to the youth, he said, "The IT industry in the country has added 445,000 new jobs in the financial year 2022 bringing the total employment in the sector to close to 5 million".

Speaking about the future of the IT sector in India, he said that the new improvised IT technologies would transform the way business is being operated in India.

"The IT industry in India is expected to see a significant increase in the adoption of the digital technologies such as cloud computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber security. These advanced technologies are transforming the way business is operated," he added.

He further said that these technologies "are enabling organisations to become more agile and efficient".

Mentioning how technology has made it easy for people to work remotely, the minister said, "Many organisations are now looking for IT professionals who are flexible and are able to work remotely. this trend is likely to continue in the future. IT professionals in India who can work remotely are in high demand."

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