Google India is looking forward to initiate several campaigns to help realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision towards a Digital India. Google is working with the Department of Information Technology and other State Governments to develop key initiatives.
The highlight of these initiatives are as follows:
- MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the Government and Google are collaborating to launch a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for the PM’s Office. The mobile app will bring the PMO to every citizen and the contest will showcase how Indians can build a world class app
- Google India will continue to build a vibrant language ecosystem online and help the Government transition into the increasingly ‘mobile’ India.
- Programs such as Helping Women get Online, getting Indian SMEs Online and showcasing India’s rich heritage and culture online will further promote the digital empowerment of citizens.
- Additionally, to encourage digital literacy and Internet safety, Google will also introduce curriculum for schools, officials and elected representatives.
“The Digital India Program has been launched with the vision of transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It can truly transform India and bring it on par with other developed countries. I’m happy Google is coming forward to roll out initiatives that will contribute to the Digital India vision. I’m sure others will come forward and join this moment,” said R.S.Sharma, Secretary of the Department of Information Technology.
“India is already home to the 3rd largest number of internet users globally with 245 million users as of June 2014. We are on track to become the 2nd largest user market by 2015 and a 500 million-user market by 2016. Yet, there are more than a billion people who will need to be brought online for India to realize the vision of a digitally connected, knowledge economy. Prime Minister Modi’s Digital India program will play a transformational role in achieving this, and we are excited to be making a meaningful contribution by rolling out several initiatives in collaboration with the Government of India,” said Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google India.