Google’s big invest in India
Published: 10:08 PM, 13 July 2020
Coronavirus outbreak could not be stopped even after a lockdown in India. On the contrary, it has had a detrimental effect on the country's economy. In such a situation, the search engine giant Google has made the announcement of investing Rs 750 billion in India. This will fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of building a 'digital India', said Sundar Pichai, head of the organization’s executive body.
Sundar Pichai had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Then Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke at the 6th 'Google for India' event about digital transformation in India where the announcement was reported.
According to Google, it will invest in India in the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups with various companies. It will be possible to build a digital India at a fast pace. Sundar Pichai said that they are taking such a big step because they have full confidence in India's digital economy.
According to Google, they are focusing on four areas in the digital transformation of India. The first of these is to hand over the database to every Indian at low cost, so that they get all the information in their mother tongue - Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi. The second is to deliver the necessary goods and services to the people keeping in mind their needs. The third is to help small and large businesses move forward. And the fourth is to make Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced technology more accessible in health, education, and agriculture.