Vinton Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google met Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss the role technology giant can play in supporting the government’s vision for a Digital India.
Mr. Cerf said: Google is interested in being helpful to the Digital India project. We want to share with them the ideas to find out which of them make sense. Maybe they will have better ideas than us.
Mr. Cerf further told: It is clear that the private sector is going to play a major role, but it will not work unless basic infrastructure that the government proposes to bring in is out into place.
The government’s ambitious Digital India project aims to connect all gram panchayats by broadband Internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy.