Google India and Andhra Pradesh government come together for ‘Digital AP’
Google India and the Andhra Pradesh government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to support the vision of the chief minister of the state of transforming the state of Andhra Pradesh to ‘Digital AP’. As per the agreement, Google India and the government will work together to bring the women and other small and medium businesses online.
The pact was signed by the Google India vice president and managing director Rajananandan and AP secretary Sanjay Jaju in the presence of AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. As reported by PTI, Rajananandan said, “We are delighted to collaborate with AP government to achieve its vision to be a model digital state. Creating awareness about the benefits of the internet and its adoption among women, small medium businesses and children can deliver a huge economic impact for the state.”
This initiative of the government will involve starting AP government websites and scaling up local language web could open up whole new opportunities for local entrepreneurs and make the internet more meaningful to non-English speaking users. As per the PTI report, AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, commented, “We are happy to announce a number of initiatives along with Google that will serve as the foundation in achieving the Digital AP vision. I will personally be involved in ensuring the roll out of these initiatives and monitor the impact.”