Google To Use Women To Provide Internet To Rural India

Google has trained 500 women to educate rural communities

Google has teamed up with the Tata Trust in order to provide internet to outlying villages in rural India. Using a bicycle, mobile internet and tablets, 500 women around the country have been taught by Google to cycle to the villages and provide internet access to people and train them to increase awareness of how to use the internet. They will be paid 1000 Rupees for the six months' work, but Sapna Chadha, head of marketing at Google India, said that women could also “charge something from the villagers to whom she is providing the required information”. Google has also noted that whilst the initiative was good for local knowledge of the online world, it also carried a lot of potential for them as it would also increase internet usage and so advertising revenue. 

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