In a discussion which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday a wide range of subjects were discussed. However the major news that came up was the huge investment that the tech giant decided to do in India giving the Prime Minister’s vision of a digital India a major boost.
Pichai in the virtual event “Google for India” announced a digitization fund of 10 billion USD (Rs 75,000 crore) and added that this money would be invested over the next five to seven years.
” We’ll do this through a mix of equity, investments, partnership, and operational, infrastructure and ecosystem investment” Pichai further stated.
The Prime Minister through Twitter gave details of his meeting with the Google CEO and added that even topics on digital education, using power of technology to help every life especially in this pandemic were also discussed.
Sundar Pichai too thanked the Indian Prime Minister for providing Google an opportunity to work in India and appreciated the Prime Minister for his vision on Digital India and reassured Google’s commitment to work in accordance of his vision of a digital India.
Will this huge investment bring in new job opportunities in the tech sector in India that is for time to decide, however, it’s possibility cannot be ruled out seeing India’s huge potential in the field of information and technology.
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