Mumbai: Recognizing the changing times, Hiranandani Group has set up the largest data center in Asia near Mumbai, which will benefit the state to advance in the field of information technology. Considering the importance of data, the state government will continue to promote data centers in the future as well, said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He was inaugurating the Yotta Data Center online at 8.2 lakh square feet in the 600-acre Hiranandani Fortune City in Panvel today. Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Industry Minister Subhash Desai were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that the Government of Maharashtra has decided to give priority to data-based economy. In view of this, we are giving priority to setting up data centers in the state. These state-of-the-art data centers will make an impact on Maharashtra globally. Data centers encourage investment and extend their life. Their long-term benefits are in providing services to the engineering and construction industries in the state, especially globally.
Stating that Maharashtra has taken a big leap by launching Maha Jobs Portal, the Chief Minister said that we need all kinds of manpower. Maha Jobs is a unique portal that connects the needs of the industry and job seekers. In the past, only the information of the unemployed was known through the employment exchange. But it is not known how many people got employment. Care will be taken to ensure that this does not happen in the case of the portal. This portal will be regularly reviewed to see how useful it is for job creation. It will also tell you how many jobs have been created through the portal.
The Chief Minister further said that technology is of great help to us today as we fight Corona. Be it telemedicine, teleICU, or our COVID center in Worli, robots are helping doctors -whether it’s the central government’s mobile app Health Bridge or Dashboard that provides real-time information about beds for patients, or medical equipment. In today’s world technology is life-giving and life-enriching. He also spoke about the emphasis on improving health facilities in Mumbai.
The Chief Minister also said that both the donor and the data have become very important in the current dire situation. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that before our government came, there were only 2 mobile companies in the country, now there are 260 companies. Internet usage is 20 percent of the world’s data, but data usage is only 2 percent. Artificial intelligence, mobile economy, data management, data storage, and security will be of paramount importance in the years to come. “We have also passed the Data Protection Act,” he said. Mr. Darshan Hiranandani, Chief Executive Officer, introduced the data center. Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Founder President of Hiranandani Group and Sunil Gupta, CEO of Yotta Infrastructure has thanked them.