The Digital India initiative of the central government is gaining lot of appreciation from all the industries. In order to garner support to the initiative, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella also pledged support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative, after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Along with this, he also met finance minister and telecom minister and talked about modernization and security of the government’s digital infrastructure.
As per the PTI report, Nadella stated that, it was a courtesy visit. Microsoft is the company that is a multinational but is operating in India for India and Indian businesses. In every meeting, of course, both ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ are top of mind and for us, top of mind in terms of our contribution to India.
On the other hand, PTI also reported that Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, said that, with the support of Nadella the initiative will bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots. He further added, that India’s potential in the field of e-commerce and how connectivity can play a role in harnessing this potential.
Microsoft is also focusing on Microsoft is keen on cooperating with the government in delivering last mile internet connectivity, especially through the Wi-Fi technology.