Google to help Haryana government's search for digital literacy

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2015 23:46 IST

Haryana’s search for a partner in the digital-future plan has ended at Google.

The Haryana government on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with internet-related services and products company to promote digital literacy in the state. The deal was signed in the American state of California in the presence of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is leading a high-level delegation to the US and Canada to attract investment.

An official spokesperson said after the agreement that Google would cover internet safety in the government schools and offices of Haryana; help public departments optimise their websites for mobile platforms, and host workshops for webmasters and officials. Khattar said it would boost the campaign to make Haryana a digital hub and expedite work. “I am confident that the citizens of Haryana now are close to an exciting and empowering digital dawn,” he said.

Google India head of policy Chetan Krishnaswamy said on the occasion that the company hoped that the joint initiatives would bear rich dividends for the state and its people as they embraced the internet and helped the government achieve its vision. The Haryana government is on with implementing the Digitize India plan.

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