Google's Approach Has Now Changed From 'India-focus' To 'India-first',Read This Exclusive Interview With Google India Chief Sanjay Gupta
Resolving India's issues will help Google tackle the challenges faced by other countries around the world.
Google's approach to India has changed a lot since then. In this era of the digital revolution in the country, the way of working of the common man including governments, institutions have changed a lot and now almost all the emphasis has become technology-based. Google on Thursday held Google 2021 for India, announcing a slew of features. This notably includes the launch of YouTube Shorts, expansion of Google Pay, Google Career Certification, partnership with SIDBI to support MSMEs in India. Google has changed its approach from 'India-focus' to 'India-first'. This is according to Sanjay Gupta, Head of Google India. In an exclusive interview with Jagran New Media Executive Editor Pratyush Ranjan, Google India Head Sanjay Gupta said that solving India's issues and problems will help Google tackle the challenges faced by other countries around the world. . Read the highlights of this conversation.
Especially making products for India
Sanjay Gupta said that we have previously launched YouTube Shorts only in India. Similarly, we launched Google Bolo earlier. Once these products become successful in India, we launch them globally. So at most what we are doing now is to understand and address India's issues. We are learning about India better and making products for India. Talking about the initiatives taken for start-ups and MSMEs, Gupta said that rural India will play an important role in the development of the country in the next few years. He said that Google is partnering with start-ups and MSMEs to help India "go online".
More and more people are now using the internet
When asked how COVID-19 resulted in the growth of the digital economy in India, Gupta said, "The pandemic has been very difficult, but it has played an important role in India's digital growth. Read More More and more people are now using the internet. Every member of our family is now using the internet to learn and play. It shows that now everything is possible through the internet.
The upcoming action plan for India is
Speaking about how Google will tackle the digital divide in India, Gupta said that the tech giant has taken some steps towards it. As such, Google will provide smartphones to people in rural areas. He cited the example of JioPhone - a smartphone launched by Google in partnership with Reliance Jio - saying it would help more and more people, especially those living in rural India, to get access to the internet. Google will ensure that there is no language barrier for people while using the Internet.
From the city to the villages, the picture will change like this
Gupta said, “I believe that in this era India will reach a different level. I think in this era women, children, people from rural areas will get equal benefits. I think technically now in India. Will help solve problems?"