Today at the sixth edition of Google For India, Google announced a new $10B digitization fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy.
An effort to push the digitization of India forward, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai at #GoogleForIndia announced to give India a fund of $10B. This is being seen as a major help to support the Indian economy in the times of darkness and to strengthen PM Modi’s vision for Digital India.
The online conference was held today which was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, where a host of technological and business announcements were made including expanding the scope of digital payments and manufacturing low-cost smartphones to benefit the people.
Today at #GoogleForIndia we announced a new $10B digitization fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy. We’re proud to support PM @narendramodi’s vision for Digital India – many thanks to Minister @rsprasad & Minister @DrRPNishank for joining us. https://t.co/H0EUFYSD1q
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) July 13, 2020
Along with the PM of India, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad was part of the event to discuss the digital future of India.
“India’s app economy growing very powerfully and it is important not just to download but to upload apps as well,” said Prasad. “We are working towards developing one lakh digital villages across India and I would appreciate it if Google could pick a cluster of these villages and make them model villages in terms of skilling and delivery of telemedicine,” he added.
Google also mentioned the work it has done to bring over 26 million small and medium businesses online and has helped spread internet connectivity to the outskirts of India, along with its work on using technology to promote education, agriculture and more.
The areas of Google’s investment in India’s digitization:
From enabling access to empowering businesses to creating new products and services, Sundar Pichai talks about the areas of Google's investment in India's digitisation, at #GoogleForIndia.
Watch the livestream now ➡️ https://t.co/91wWrg5Vom#G4IN pic.twitter.com/RmdfWRUmkn
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) July 13, 2020
Indian from all over the country poured their love and support for the initiative:
Amazing commitment by @Google to India and further validation of the #DigitalIndia opportunity! What a golden era to be building digital businesses in India ???#GoogleForIndia https://t.co/hy0CUogTnP
— Kunal Bahl (@1kunalbahl) July 13, 2020
Google just announced to invest 10 billion $ in India !!
They’re going to focus on information in regional languages & AI for Good. Highly optimistic about the future. #Google #G4IN #GoogleForIndia #AI
— Anirban Panda (@pandaexplores12) July 13, 2020
Whoa! A 10 billion dollar digitisation fund. #GoogleForIndia. Well done @sundarpichai. Some good news amidst the recent gloom….
— Harsh Khalasi (@mr_haels18) July 13, 2020
Because of this, it means that Google has invested a $ 10B digitization fund in India. This will give a slight boost to the economy. Thanks google. #GoogleForIndia @sundarpichai @GoogleIndia #Google @narendramodi @google
— Tushar Chouhan (@TusharpChouhan) July 13, 2020
A Great start from Google for a Digital Future ??❤#GoogleForIndia
— Kangkan Saikia (@KangkanSaikia15) July 13, 2020
Great news amidst #COVID19 reports:
Today at Google for India”, CEO #sundarpichai announced $10 billion Google for India Digitization Fund” to help accelerate India’s digital economy. That is Rs. 75000 crore!
[source: Google blog] https://t.co/bVwu59s3R7#GoogleForIndia
— ManojPandey (@iammanojpandey) July 13, 2020
That’s really overwhelming! Great ??
— Saravanan Devarajan (@sarav_deva) July 13, 2020
You are a super star! What a way to give back to your motherland. The coming generations won’t forget you and your contribution to India’s progress in digital field. #GoogleForIndia #Google
— TheLeo (@TheForcesGuy) July 13, 2020
This is indeed a very good news. Thank you @sundarpichai sir.
This will strengthen PM vision of making #AatmaNirbharBharat
He always work for the betterment of 130 crore Indians.
— Harshadha Shirodkar ?? (@shirodkarharshu) July 13, 2020
Thanks #Google @sundarpichai for watching a dream of digitalization of our INDIA
And also thankful of Our HO. Prime minister @narendramodi For making india digital
— Ronak Saini (@Software0_0Eng) July 13, 2020
This is huge. This will be instrumental in shaping the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in my country. This is showing direction. Thank you @Google thank you @sundarpichai ?
— Amrita Prasad (@pra_amr) July 13, 2020
Thanks; hope the intent of @Google converts into action.
Most big technology companies are famous for making big announcements.
— amitabha amitabha?? (@amitabhafirst) July 13, 2020
Great beginning to pump much needed funds in Indian Economy which will generate good number of job avenues to youngsters. Will help Google also with creative ideas of Indian youngsters. A win win deal ??✌️?
— Anil Dhawan (@anildvn) July 13, 2020
Catch the highlights here:
It’s a wrap for the sixth edition of #GoogleForIndia. #ICYMI, here are the key highlights.#G4IN pic.twitter.com/xEsjFyOP96
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) July 13, 2020
Catch the full live stream here: