Google India signs MoU with Goa Government

On Tuesday, 30th August, Google India & the Goa Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the Capital of Goa, Panaji.

Google VP South East Asia & India, Rajan Anandan said that Goa is one of the first states in India to have signed an MoU with Google, so far.

Having visited Goa previously only as a tourist, he now looks forward to working with the Goa Government to:

  1. Promote digital literacy
  2. Promote Android development
  3. Make government websites mobile friendly
  4. Develop internet safety education for students

Speaking at the event, the Chief Minister of Goa stated,

We (Goa) are known and recognised as a tourist state and officials of Google mentioned that they used to come to Goa for tourism. With the signing of this MoU, they will now come for business and as technical partners of the Goa government.

The Googler, Rajan, also interacted with the young entrepreneurs at the event as they questioned him; how Google would help startups in Goa. He said, “Google would support startups via its Launchpad accelerator & by providing free Cloud service credits”.

Within a few months, the Railway stations in Goa would be provided with free high speed internet facility for all the travellers, ensured Rajan.

Vice president of Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), Nitin Kunkolienker,  who played a critical role in getting Google India and government of Goa to reach to the signing table was present at the event along with the Goa’s IT Director, Ameya Abhyankar.