Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Google CEO Sundar Pichai today held a video conference over a wide range of issues.

Immediately after talking to Modi Sundar Pichai has announced Google will invest Rs 75,000 Cr or US$10 Bn into India over next 5-7 years.

Google said on Monday that it plans to invest $10 billion in India in the next five to seven years.

“We’ll do this through a mix of equity investments, partnerships, and operational, infrastructure and ecosystem investments. This is a reflection of our confidence in the future of India and its digital economy,” he said at the company’s annual event focused on India.

Investments will focus on four areas important to India’s digitization:

  • First, enabling affordable access and information for every Indian in their own language, whether it’s Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi or any other
  • Second, building new products and services that are deeply relevant to India’s unique needs
  • Third, empowering businesses as they continue or embark on their digital transformation
  • Fourth, leveraging technology and AI for social good, in areas like health, education, and agriculture

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