Mumbai: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday invited Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc. to invest in the state, assuring full support from his government.
In an open letter, CM Rawat requested Pichai to include Uttarakhand in Google’s India investment plan and said that a need was felt to work on alternative development models at the time of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pichai has announced an investment of 75,000 crore rupees or about the US $ 10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through the India ist Google for India Digistation Fund.
Rawat further said that there is a lot of scope for investment in the IT sector in small cities, as well as he has assured the company of all cooperation from the Uttarakhand government in this venture.
Meanwhile, Rawat has asked Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh and Additional Chief Secretary Manisha Panwar to coordinate with Google’s management related to the case.
This investment by Google in India is significant as it comes in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic and multinationals around the world look at alternative investment destinations.