World's biggest search engine Google has drawn up plans to host Bengali movies on YouTube as well as posting literary works of renowned novelists on the web.
State Information Technology Minister Debesh Das told PTI a Google India Managing Director Shailesh Rao-led team met WB Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to hold discussions in this regard yesterday.
Das said as per Google's plan, the search engine was keen to host Bengali movies on YouTube, as well as posting well known literary works in its original form on the web.
Adding, since copyright issues were involved, intervention of the state government was required.
Presently, numerous Bengali film songs dating back to the days of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen were already posted on the YouTube for free listening.
Google India, which has offices in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi, has no immediate plans to set up any outfit in Kolkata.
Das said the state government had also urged Google to prepare professionals in the field of open source technology.