'True index to measure India's economic progress is not GDP but GDKP': Mizoram Governor

India has undergone a revolution in the digital arena: Governor K Hari Babu

Mizoram Governor inaugurated SIT Hub at Aizawl

ND24 Web Desk | Published : 2023-04-25

Mizoram Governor K Hari Babu on Tuesday, April 25 inaugurated Science-Technology-Innovation (STI) Hub at Aizawl  as part of the C20 working group on Education & Digital Transformation.

Speaking at the event, the Governor said, "India has undergone a revolution in the digital arena. Not only are we now headed towards a 6G revolution, but also we are now calculating our cost of living based on digital needs. Earlier, we used to calculate the per capita cost of living on the basic needs of roti, kapda aur makaan, which means food, clothing and shelter. Today, we need to calculate the index of cost of learning. And, in a modern society, the cost of learning is parallel to the cost of living.

The cost of learning includes tools of learning and acquiring knowledge."

He added, "India has become a knowledge hub and destination. The true index to measure an economy is not its GDP (Gross Domestic Product), but its GDKP - Gross Domestic Knowledge Potential. The ‘K’ factor, which is the knowledge factor, is critical, and India is far ahead of others in the knowledge factor."

The Governor further mentioned that education and knowledge, coupled with the use of technology are the true measure of a successful and growing nation.

The working group on Education and Digital Transformation under C20 is headed by Dr Prema Nedungadi, chairperson of AmritaCREATE, of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. PM Narendra Modi had nominated Ma Amritanandamayi Amma as the Chair of C20, which is Civil 20 group under G20. India holds the G20 Presidency for this year. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mizoram chief Secretary Dr Renu Sharma underlined the fact that digital infrastructure needs a higher outlay of funds in the State.


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