Dehradun: On Sunday, richest Indian Mukesh Ambani said having invested over Rs 4,000 crore in Uttarakhand, his telecom venture Reliance Jio will connect most of the 2,385-plus government schools and colleges with high-speed internet to make the state a ‘Digital Devbhoomi’ in the next two years.
Speaking at the Uttarakhand Investors Summit, he said Jio will promote environment protecting industries and businesses, and that 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.
He said, the mobile network operator owned by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will promote environment protecting industries and businesses, boost sustainable tourism and improve the delivery of healthcare, education and government services, thus improving the life of every citizen.
“All this will help create additional employment and earning opportunities for the people of Uttarakhand. We plan to connect most of the 2,185 government schools and 200-plus government colleges in the state within next two years,” he 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.
Ambani expressed confidence that the investors summit will lay the ground work for unprecedented growth of the state in the future. “At Reliance Industries, we are very satisfied with the environment in the state and the support that we have received and I thank the state government for all their support,” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)