US companies to target Digital India


US-India Business Council (USIBC) urged American companies to make use of the Digital India campaign in a round table conference held at Cambridge, Massachussets, on Friday. Indian Minister for Communications and Information and Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad and many top American and Indian companies’ representatives attended the round table.

Ravi Shankar Prasad endorsed the Digital India Project and the investment opportunities it provides. “Digital India provides an enormous investment opportunity for both global technology companies and startups from tech hubs like Boston and Silicon Valley,” the minister said. He urged the American companies to take advantage of the Digital India Programme and assured them that the Government’s policy making is transparent and reasonable.

USIBC have been instrumental in boosting Indo-US commercial ties. USIBC President Mukesh Aghi also identified the opportunity and said “Prime Minister Modi’s directive to connect Indians across the country is a tremendous opportunity for both Indian and US companies alike.” He also touched upon the immediate improvements that need to be done. Easier clearances for installing cell-phone towers, lifting the ban on foreign satellite providers were the improvements mooted by him.

Google, AT&T, MasterCard, Facebook, American Tower Corporation, UST Global and iTech were all represented at the round table.