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INDIA’S DIGITISATION RELIES ON BIG TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

Indian Andhra Pradesh (AP) government aims at standing out becoming a model digital state and to realise this arduous project AP chief minister has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Google.

Top priorities are shrinking digital divide among women and illustrate to small and medium enterprises how they can take advantage from online opportunities to boost local economy.

This partnership will firstly work on AP government websites to make them mobile friendly and available in local language.

Secondly, workshops will be held in various locations to raise awareness about online safety among children and state officials. Lastly, the parties agreed on developing and increasing online local language content.

Google India has declared to be honoured of this collaboration as it will allow the company to deliver an honourable service delivering a huge cultural and economic impact to the state. They will put all their effort in improving accessibility and awareness about internet benefits; moreover, scaling local language content will open unbelievable chances to non-English speakers.

Among the many initiatives supported to realise its vision, AP government has also inaugurated a start-ups incubator in Visakhapatnam and signed other memoranda of understanding with Indian leading companies such as Wipro, Tech Mahindra, SAMEER and Tessolve to become a driving force in the fields of IT, electronics and e-governance.

 

The gLAWcal Team

LIBEAC project

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

(Source: The Indian Express)

This news has been realized by gLAWcal—Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy and the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy which are both beneficiaries of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC). This work has been realized in the framework of Workpackages 4, coordinated by University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy.