Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday committed an investment of Rs.250,000 crore on “Digital India” and said he expected the group’s initiatives under it will create over 500,000 direct and indirect jobs.
“I believe Digital India will be a huge success because of the adoption of technology by the youth of India,” Mr. Ambani said at an event that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch the “Digital India” week to empower citizens by the use of IT and its tools.
“Digital India as we have seen empowers them to fulfil their aspirations. We at Reliance will invest over Rs.250,000 crore across the Digital India pillars,” he said, adding: “I estimate Reliance’s ‘Digital India’ investments will create employment for over 500,000 people.”
He said his group, under the Reliance Jio platform, will roll out an internet protocol-based wireless broadband infrastructure across all States in India. Reliance Jio will also set up a nationwide distribution network for 150,000 small vendors to sell and service devices.