Google signs MoU with Telangana Govt to bring local language content online; MSMEs to benefit
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (KNN) Google and Telangana government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring local language content online using Google’s digital publishing tool ‘Navlekha.
The move is a part of Google’s collaboration with the state government which has led to the rollout of a number of initiatives aimed at bridging digital divide, mentoring local startups, and enabling small and medium businesses to gain from the internet.
Under this partnership, Google will work to help digitise the state government’s content in Telugu to make it easier for the common man access information and services on government websites in their local languages.
Commenting on this collaboration, Principal Secretary ITE&C and Industries Department, Telangana, Jayesh Ranjan, said “We look forward to collaborating with Google to meet the vision of the internet for all which is part of Digital Telangana, increasing native language content available over the internet and improve the usability of Google Map in villages and rural regions as well".
Google India and South Asia director, public policy, Chetan Krishnaswamy said “We look forward to expanding our efforts in collaborating with the Government of Telangana to support it’s ‘Digital Telangana’ vision.”
Improving access to Government’s vast pool of information online in local languages can significantly contribute to developing an inclusive web experience for all the citizens, he added.
Besides this, Google will provide technical mentor-ship and advisory support to various government departments for successful implementation of multiple digital projects.