Google launches alliance to promote Indian languages

Google launches alliance to promote Indian languages

Ensuring greater reach of internet in the country, Google Monday announced alliance with industry partners to form the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), a group committed to promote the growth of Indic-language content online.

This will facilitate India to reach the coveted 500 million internet users mark by 2017, Google India vice president and managing director Rajan Anandan said here.

Google also launched a website called www.hindiweb.com, a platform for Hindi speaking internet users to discover the best Hindi content across websites, apps, videos and blogs.

India now has over 200 million internet users and to reach the desired 500-million mark, Hindi language tools will help a lot.

Anandan said the success will be based on four pillars – access, discovering ability, content and innovations.

Google has tied up with 15 partners to take the Indian language mission forward, but later on the number of partners will increase.

The search engine giant will also look into other languages like Tamil, Marathi, and Bengali, said Amit Singhal, senior vice president.

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