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Global technology giant Oracle has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Jharkhand to identify areas in which Oracle’s cloud-based technologies can be utilized to deliver improved citizen services. As a part of the MoU, Oracle will help the state government to improve its citizen services and attract IT startups to assist the state in improving its citizen services through e-governance.

Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand said, “We want to be the top choice with global companies for investments and be India’s startup hub. Oracle’s rich global experience, technology expertise and strong capabilities, make them ideal partners for us.”

Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle said, “Just as cloud is triggering broad innovation within the technology industry, it will also drive changes and increase efficiency within emerging economies like India.” He added, “India’s rapid transformation echoes the generational shift taking place in the technology industry.”

“Oracle is looking forward to working with Jharkhand’s administration to support entrepreneurship, create opportunity, and improve services for its citizens, as we have done with governments around the world,” added Catz.

Under the MoU, Oracle and the Jharkhand government will work together to create proof of concepts and help new startups using Oracle cloud-based platforms to operationalize citizen services and startup centres. Oracle will offer support to the state through its enormous portfolio of technology solutions, including Oracle Cloud. These solutions cater to the rising requirements and expectations of citizens, businesses and government departments for smarter, transparent and efficient governance within the state of Jharkhand.

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Earlier this year, Jharkhand has also received investment support from the Union government for an internal venture capital fund to support startups in the state.

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