Sam Pitroda appointed as Odisha Government’s Technical Advisor

Jan 7, 2016 16:01 IST

Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda, popularly known as Sam Pitroda, on 6 January 2016 was appointed Technology Advisor to the Odisha Government.

Pitroda was appointed as the technology adviser for development of telecom, electronics, IT, ITES sectors of the state.

Pitroda will have a key role in Vision 2036 for Odisha@100, as the state government is making a vision document for 2036 to celebrate the 100 years of state’s formation.

About Sam Pitroda

Born on 4 May 1942 in Titilagarh, Odisha, Sam Pitroda is a telecom engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and policymaker.

In 1964, he travelled to Chicago to study electrical engineering.

He is a director of the Young Indian Company co-owned by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

He also served as Advisor to the Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Technology Missions related to water, literacy, immunization, oil seeds, telecom, and dairy.

He is the founding Chairman of India’s Telecom Commission.

He has also served as an advisor to the United Nations.

Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1  Current Affairs App


Is this article important for exams ? Yes8 People Agreed
Read more Current Affairs on: Sam Pitroda , Odisha , Telecom Commission , Odisha@100 , Vision 2036

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK