Google India-Telangana Govt sign MoU to support digitisation inititives

Google India-Telangana Govt sign MoU to support digitisation inititives

Posted by P. Charitha on March 4th 2017

Google India and Telangana government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at supporting the digitisation efforts of the state. The MoU was signed yesterday in the presence of Telangana Minister for IT and Industries K T Rama Rao and Google India representatives.

For Start-ups
Google India will provide Google Cloud credits and access to all cloud platform products to eligible start-ups engaged with Telangana government’s T—Hub initiative and through its Developer Relations team provide technical mentorship and advisory support to various start-ups, a release issued by the government said here today.
 
For Students
Google India will introduce Android Fundamentals courses for students pursuing engineering and MCA to skill them on mobile app development.
 
Google Cultural Institute project to create digital repository of state culture
Additionally Google as part of Google Cultural Institute project will work with the Culture and Tourism Department of the state to create a digital repository of the architectural and cultural heritage of the state, its history and imagery and make it accessible globally,” it said.

Promote digital literacy among rural woman
As part of the MoU, Google India and the Telangana government will also work on promoting digital literacy among rural women through programme ‘Internet Saathi’The program will start by training women trainers identified from Self Help Groups and Women’s federations which are overseen and facilitated by Tata Trusts through its field partners on ground. These master trainers called “Saathis” will then train more women in their own and neighbouring villages

Other initiatives
Support and make all government websites mobile friendly.
Introduce programmes to help local small and medium businesses go online and stay safe online.
 
Chetan Krishnaswamy, Director —— Public Policy, Google India, said that Google is delighted to support the government of Telangana in its vision of a digitally empowered state and look forward to work with the state government to create an enabling environment and ecosystem to help women, students, small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs.

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