Google Joins Hands with Andhra Pradesh Government to Create a Digital AP

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On Monday, Google India and Andhra Pradesh government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide technology support for transforming the state of Andhra Pradesh to ‘Digital AP’.

As part of the deal, Google India will work with the state government to get women and small and medium businesses online and help them benefit from the Internet economy; help the state government make its websites mobile-ready and accessible in the local language; promote Internet safety among children and government officials; and improve and get more local language content online, reports Live Mint.

We are happy to announce a number of initiatives along with Google, that will serve as the foundation in achieving the Digital AP vision, said AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Improving accessibility to government websites and scaling the local language web can open up a whole new opportunity for local entrepreneurs and make the Internet more meaningful to non-English speaking users,” said Rajan Anandan, vice-president and managing director, Google India.

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The state government also marked the launch of a Technology Research and Incubation Park at Madhurawada IT Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and signed a MoU with Kochi-based start-up Village for managing it. As NDTV Gadgets covered, another MoU inked with Wipro to accord SEZ status as well as with Tech Mahindra for provide facility over 10 acres of land. Also, the government allotted 13 acres at Gambheeram IT SEZ to Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) to set-up a research and development centre.

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