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Google To Support Prime Minister Of India For Making India Fully Digital


US based search giant, Google has announced today that they will support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India fully digital for better governance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a vision for Digital India, and Google India has shown its commitment to enable him to achieve this dream project, which will have tremendous impact on the daily life of the citizens of India.

According to Google India, for supporting the Prime Minister’s vision, Google will run a number of campaigns as part of the Government of India’s Digital India programme. The highlights of these programmes stated by Google are :

  1. 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 appGoogle India will continue to build a vibrant language ecosystem online and help the Government transition into the increasingly ‘mobile’ India.
  2. 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.
  3. Additionally, to encourage digital literacy and Internet safety, Google is also introducing curriculums for schools, officials and elected representatives.

Commenting on this initiative, Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google India said “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.”

Google further adds that they are working with the Department of Information Technology and other State Governments to develop these initiatives. The company also welcomes the Prime Minister’s vision of enhancing information highways, as part of the Digital India program. The Prime Minister’s idea of M-Governance for mobile governance has the potential to revolutionize service delivery and provide good governance to people across the length and breadth of India.


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