Microsoft to develop digital villages, cyber-security centre in Maharashtra

Software giant Microsoft has agreed to develop ‘digital villages’ and a ‘smart MIDC’ (industrial colony) in Maharashtra under state’s flagship ‘Make In Maharashtra’ initiative.

It was announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after he met Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during his visit to company’s office in Seattle, US. The location of the smart MIDC is yet to be decided.

Microsoft will also set up cyber-security centre in Maharashtra’s IT hub Pune and also agreed to adopt a tribal village in Melghat district in order to provide ‘tertiary health services’.

Both sides also discussed application of cloud services to MSMEs and technological solutions for implementing Right to Service Act.  Microsoft will also help state government develop ‘Safe Maharashtra’ mobile application to provide security to vulnerable people by tracking them.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also met Boeing CEO Raymond Conner and discussed expansion of MRO operations at its plant in the industrial facility of Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport (MIHAN) in Nagpur.

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