Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been quite vocal about Digital India, but the stark fact is that the vast majority of people in rural areas do not have access to the basics of life. So, is it really easy to transform words written on a white paper into reality, asked journalist Rajdeep Sardesai\u00a0at NASSCOM 2016.\n\u201cIndia has often been criticized for missing the revolution bus, but we boarded the IT bus early and captured the best seat as well. Now we are bound on a digital journey. At this stage, it may be valuable to ponder a few questions,\u201d said Sardesai.\nOne question he raised was--is the digital era restricted to the millennials and the young upwardly mobile ones? Or is it powerful enough to be adopted by, say, a fisherman in Kerala?\nTo answer that, Dr. Ajay Kumar, additional secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology said, \u201cThings are moving slowly, and yes, we have a long way to go, but considering the increased adoption of internet connectivity and smartphones, India is definitely on the right path.\u201d\nCP Gurnani, vice chairman of NASSCOM and CEO of TechMahindra said, "Digital absorption is definitely huge in the ecommerce sector. Technology is providing a lot of opportunity for Indians."\nRonnie Screwala, Founder, Unilazer Ventures said, "It\u2019s great to have lofty goals and manage to achieve only 80 percent of it. Once you have a long term goal post, you can see big and have a lot of space to grow and adopt."\nWrapping it up, all agreed that it is a great initiative, but felt that it is just the beginning.\nYou can now catch up with our extensive NASSCOM 2016 coverage.