Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in India, looks to work with PM Narendra Modi on connecting villages


Stressing on the importance of enhancing internet connectivity in India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said, “Connectivity can’t be restricted to just the rich and powerful. Cost of internet access has to be made affordable.”

According to Zuckerberg, Facebook is working extensively to enhance connectivity in rural India. “India is an amazing country with unlimited potential. It is a place of big ambitions and Facebook is deeply committed to the country. We see lot of growt ..

Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is creating a $1 million fund to help developers develop apps for farmers, migrants and women. This will be a contest to drive new apps and services in local languages.

“When the benefits of technology are shared across the whole society, that is when we can make the big leap. Because India has embraced science, the next generation has the opportunity to bring the world to India and India to the world,” he added.

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