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Microsoft agreed to set up Digital Village in Maharashtra

Jul 4, 2015 15:22 IST

Software major Microsoft in first week of July 2015 agreed to develop Smart MIDC (industrial colony) and support Digital Village in Maharashtra.

The information was given by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after his meet with India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Miscrosoft’s office in Seattle. Fadnavis is on a week-long visit to the US.

Other agreements include
• Microsoft agreed to provide technology support for health care services in remote tribal areas; it will setup a pilot project at Melghat in Amravati district in this regard. Microsoft has adopted Melghat village.
• Microsoft agreed to set up a cyber-security centre at Pune.

The two also discussed cloud services, technological help for MSMEs and technological solutions for implementing Right to Service Act. Microsoft is also looking to develop 'Safe Maharashtra' mobile application which would track vulnerable people so as to provide security.

Besides, the Chief Minister also met Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Raymond Conner and discussed expansion of MRO operations at its plant in Mihan, Nagpur. He also met Joe Minarik, GM (Strategic) of Amazon Web Services.

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