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Google India join forces with Gujarat government to promote digital literacy among rural women

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By Taruka Srivastav | Reporter

September 7, 2017 | 3 min read

Google India signed a deal with the government to promote digital literacy among rural women in Gujarat, part of Digital India initiative.

The platform titled 'Internet Sathi' will provide digital training to children and women and help them develop skills in the use of modern mobiles and web technology. It will also train degree, diploma and science postgraduate students in 'Google Android Fundamentals' and 'Mobile Development.'

Google India join forces with Gujarat government to promote digital literacy among rural women

Google India join forces with Gujarat government to promote digital literacy among rural women

As part of the deal, small and medium businesses will be trained to use digital platforms for business development under 'Digital Unlocked' campaign.

Google India will also make Google Cloud credits up to $20,000 available free to eligible start-up for one year

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The collaborative efforts of Gujarat government & Google India will help realize the Digital India vision of prime minister Narendra Modi ," tweeted Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani.

Earlier, India's digital minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Indian government estimated the digital economy to surpass $1.115tn by 2024-25.

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