Mukesh Ambani to inject Rs 3,000 crore in Odisha to promote digital growth

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries (RIL), announced that he will be pumping in an additional Rs 3,000 crore, apart from the existing Rs 6,000 crore, in the company's businesses in Odisha.

Speaking at the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018, Ambani said that RIL was dedicated towards development, especially in the digital infrastructure sphere. The move is to empower the state. He said that the company will work to promote digital technology in Odisha, especially in rural areas.

"For Reliance, Jio isn't just another business. It is a mission to transform India, to transform Odisha. In the last two years, we have created and sustained new employment opportunities of over 30,000 people in this state," Ambani said.

He added that since Jio commenced operations two years ago, India has moved from the 155th spot in mobile broadband penetration and is the number 1 nation in mobile data consumption. "Every aspect of life is going digital — music, movies, cars, banking, health, education. Digitisation will be achieved by using the most powerful tools of our time—connectivity and digital technology," he said.