Industry pledges Rs 4.5 lakh crore for Government’s ‘Digital India’

In a show of support towards the government’s Digital India push, the industry on Wednesday announced investments worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore.

By: Express News Service | Updated: July 2, 2015 11:28 am
Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani with Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani (left) and daughter of Mukesh Ambani, Isha Ambani, at the launch of Digital India Week in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Express Photo by: Anil Sharma) Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani with Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani (left) and daughter of Mukesh Ambani, Isha Ambani, at the launch of Digital India Week in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Express Photo by: Anil Sharma)

RIL to invest Rs 2.5 lakh cr in digital space: Mukesh Ambani

New Delhi: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said that Reliance Jio will be working with manufacturers for made-in-India mobility devices. Ambani announced investments of Rs 2,50,000 crore, a part of which will go into a retail network of 1.5 lakh stores, and rest help set up a start-up fund.

‘Reliance Group to invest Rs 10,000 cr in tech space’

New Delhi: Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group on Wednesday committed to invest about Rs 10,000 crore over the next few years to expand its presence across digital, cloud computing and telecom space. Reliance Group plans to achieve
full deployment of next generation content by the year end, Ambani said.

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Aditya Birla Group to invest Rs 42K cr in the next 5 years

New Delhi: Aditya Birla Group chairman KM Birla said that through Idea Cellular, it will create the infrastructure that is required to aid Digital India. He announced a Rs 42,000 crore investment over the next five years in the field of network rollout, investments in WiFi, mobile-based education and healthcare.

Airtel commits Rs 1 lakh cr investment over 5 years

New Delhi: Bharti group chairman Sunil Mittal announced Rs1,00,000 crore of investment over five years to create infrastructure and in areas of e-health and e-education. He added: “We will help in creating electronic manufacturing to reduce the burden of imports into the country.”

Tata Group to hire 60,000 IT professionals this year

New Delhi: Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry on Wednesday at the inaugural session of the Digital India Week said that the group will
hire 60,000 IT professionals this year. Mistry added: “I would like to congratulate the Prime Minister on digitally empowering the country.”

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