The budget has clearly laid the onus on the contemporary tenet that data is the new oil. By enabling the private sector to build data centre parks on a Pan-India basis, data would be utilized effectively at every step of the value chain. FM Sitharaman has stressed on the fact that a nationwide digital framework to connect public institutions like police stations, government schools and post offices is the priority need of the hour. This will not only enable data accessibility and information sharing across cross-functional databases but also help in improved digital connectivity across the nation. This initiative will also lead to attracting FDI in the country and spur employment generation on a mass scale.