Invoking Mahatma Gandhi’s motion in opposition to colonisation, Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to guide a battle in opposition to “knowledge colonisation”, saying that Indian knowledge have to be “owned and managed” by Indians.

“I pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, within the yr of his 150th start anniversary. Gandhiji led India’s motion in opposition to political colonisation… Right now, we’ve got to collectively launch a brand new motion in opposition to knowledge colonisation,” he mentioned addressing the “Vibrant Gujarat World Summit 2019” right here inaugurated by Modi.

Asserting that the information is the “new oil and wealth” within the new world, he mentioned India’s knowledge have to be managed and owned by Indian individuals and never by corporates, particularly international firms. “Honourable Prime Minister, I’m certain you’ll make this one of many principal objectives of your Digital India mission.”

“For India to achieve this data-driven revolution, we should migrate the management and possession of Indian knowledge again to India … in different phrases, Indian wealth again to each Indian. India’s knowledge have to be owned and managed by Indians solely, not the worldwide corporates. There’s a have to launch a motion to convey again the management of information in our palms,” he mentioned.

The Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) had in October mentioned that every one digital fee companies like Google Pay, WhatsApp and the likes, should retailer knowledge domestically for his or her companies within the nation.

Through the occasion, Ambani additionally introduced that Reliance, which he mentioned had invested Rs. 3,00,000 crores and catalysed a million jobs in Gujarat, would double its funding and employment numbers over the subsequent decade.

He mentioned Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail would quickly launch a brand new commerce platform for small retailers — a mega mission which is able to first be launched in Gujarat after which throughout the nation.

He additionally introduced his plans to create a “totally digital Gujarat” by connecting each house, workplace, faculty, faculty and market by Jio.

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