“In addition to access, the internet has brought dignity and self respect to poor people. I am delighted that the Prime Minister of India is putting on that India needs to digitised. Google as a company has digitised the world and it’s a privilege to work with them towards bringing women online,” Tata said.
Google had launched a similar programme last year through a tricycle cart. However, since it faced difficulties in steering the cart, it turned to bicycles and teamed up with Tata Trusts, which will manage the on ground rollout with its partners whereas Google will invest in providing bicycles and training content. Tata Trusts chairman Ratan Tata said it is a privilege to associate with Google.