Top corporates on Wednesday pledged investments of Rs. 4.5 lakh crore for initiatives to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project ‘Digital India’, while also promising to create about 18 lakh jobs in the country.
“Investments of about Rs. 4.5 lakh crore have been committed for Digital India by industrialists here and employment for approximately 18 lakh people will be generated,” Mr. Modi said, addressing the audience at the launch of the Digital India Week. He commended the efforts put in by the Information Technology Ministry, headed by Ravi Shankar Prasad.