Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced a $10 billion digitization fund for India’s digital economy. Pichai’s announcement came after his mmeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday where he discussed issues such as leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India’s farmers and youth.
“Today at #GoogleForIndia we announced a new $10B digitization fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy. We’re proud to support PM
@narendramodi ’s vision for Digital India – many thanks to Minister @rsprasad & Minister @DrRPNishank for joining us,” Sundar Pichai tweeted.
“This mission is deeply personal to me. Growing up, technology provided a window to a world outside my own. It also brought us closer together as a family. Every evening we were drawn to the television by Doordarshan’s special rendition of “Sare Jahan Se Accha,” Sundar Pichai wrote in his address letter on Google for India initiative.