Google Signs MoU with Andhra Pradesh to Support IT Vision for SMBs & Women

Google India, the tech giant, is supporting the state of Andhra Pradesh in transforming itself into ‘Digital AP’. The giant entered into a Memorandum of Understating with the government of Andhra Pradesh on Monday regarding the same. 'Digital AP' is Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s huge dream for the state.

According to the MoU signed, the tech company and government of Andhra Pradesh would work together effectively in getting more and more small and medium businesses and women to the online world.

The pact was signed by Rajanandan, Google India Vice President and Managing Director and Sanjay Jaju, the Andhra Pradesh Secretary. The MoU was signed in the presence of the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Ranjanandan addressed a gathering present at the official announcement of the signing of MoU later and said that his company would try to work effectively with the government of Andhra Pradesh in order to achieve its dream of being a digital model state. As a part of the project, self help groups with Telugu content will be put online.

“We are delighted to collaborate with AP government to achieve 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 impact for the state”, he said on Monday.

He further added that providing improved accessibility to the Andhra Pradesh’s government website and improving the local language web could end up opening a whole lot of opportunities for local young entrepreneurs and also make the internet more accessible and useful for the Non-English speaking users of the state.

The AP Chief Minister wishes that his state of Andhra Pradesh should become the first state to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Digital India.

The Chief Minister said, "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".

The MoU signed between the Internet giant and the government of AP includes promoting internet safety among children and government officials, helping the AP government in making their websites available in local language and easily accessible on mobiles and getting more local languages content online.

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