Jio to connect govt. schools, colleges in Uttarakhand with high-speed net

At State’s business summit, Ambani commits to improving healthcare delivery
Having invested over Rs. 4,000 crore in Uttarakhand, Mukesh Ambani on Sunday said his telecom venture Reliance Jio will in the next two years connect most of the 2,385-plus government schools and colleges with high-speed Internet to make the State a ‘Digital Devbhoomi.’ Speaking at the Uttarakhand Investors Summit here, Mr. Ambani said Jio will promote environment protecting industries and businesses. Mr. Ambani said he wanted 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. Jio is committed to a ‘Digital Uttarakhand’ where every citizen can have the best quality digital connectivity and services, he said. Jio, he said, 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. “For all of us at Reliance, Uttarakhand is an attractive investment opportunity,” Mr. Ambani said. Hospitality firm OYO said the company will invest Rs. 500 crore in building hospitality ecosystem in Uttarakhand to boost the tourism potential of the State. The hospitality firm in a statement further said it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Uttarakhand government and it will be expanding its chain in the region by adding over 35,000 rooms in cities.
Investments by ITC

ITC managing director Sanjiv Puri said the company’s investments in Uttarakhand over the years have already crossed an outlay of Rs. 1,400 crore. ITC will be able to scale this up, given the future potential of the State, Mr. Puri said in a statement on the occasion of Uttarakhand Summit.
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