Authored by Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, the article in The Hindu Business Line reviews the recent budget presentation from this weekend. In her article, Debjani states that the Finance Minister set the right tone by calling out the importance of deep-tech like AI, IoT, 3D-printing, drones, DNA data storage, quantum computing, etc, and how they are bringing about the new world order. The direct benefit transfers and the sharing economy’s scale are all great examples of what emerging technologies can do to expand the boundaries of possibility. As NASSCOM, we had called out the importance of making the new decade the techade of smart-tech adoption across every key segment, to build the foundation for becoming a $5-trillion economy. The best thing about this Budget is that it has made deep-tech a key integral enabler of the three prominent threads of ‘Aspirational India’, economic development for all and being ‘a caring society’.