#UttarakhandDigitalDevbhoomi: Jio to connect schools, colleges with high-speed internet
Having invested over Rs. 4,000cr in Uttarakhand, richest Indian Mukesh Ambani today said his telecom venture Jio'>Reliance Jio will in the next two years connect most of the 2,385-plus government schools and colleges with high-speed internet to make the state a 'Digital Devbhoomi'. Speaking at the Uttarakhand Investors Summit in Dehradun, he said Jio will promote an environment protecting industries and businesses. Here's more.
Want to convert 'Devbhoomi Uttarakhand' into 'Digital Devbhoomi', says Ambani
Ambani said he wants to convert 'Devbhoomi Uttarakhand' into 'Digital Devbhoomi'. "Jio will boost sustainable tourism. Jio will improve the delivery of healthcare, education, and government services and improve the life of every citizen," he said. Jio is committed to a 'Digital Uttarakhand' where every citizen can have the best quality digital connectivity and services, the Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) said.
Jio will promote environment protecting industries, boost sustainable tourism: Ambani
Ambani had in 2016 stormed back into telecom sector with Reliance Jio, offering free calls and data, forcing rivals to merge or exit as revenues declined. It has amassed over 220mn subscribers since its launch. Jio, Ambani said, will promote environment protecting industries, boost sustainable tourism and improve the delivery of healthcare, education, and government services, thus improving the life of every citizen.
Reliance, one of the largest investors in Uttarakhand, says Ambani
Reliance also has over 100 retail stores and plans to continue grow these at a healthy rate, Ambani said. Ambani, who is the Managing Director of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), said his firm is among the largest investors in Uttarakhand with investments of over Rs. 4,000cr in the last few years, creating huge employment opportunities. Jio is a subsidiary of RIL.
At Jio, we are committed to a Digital Uttarakhand: Ambani
"At Jio, we are committed to a Digital Uttarakhand where each of its citizens can have the best quality digital connectivity and digital services," Ambani said. "The state government's pro-business policies combined with Jio's investment will surely open up new avenues for growth of hi-tech industries in the state. For all of us at Reliance, Uttarakhand is an attractive investment opportunity," he said.