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AWS to Invest Rs 1,05,600 Crores on Cloud in India, to Support 1,31,700 Full Time Jobs

AWS claims its infrastructure investment in India creates a positive ripple effect across the economy, including in digital skilling

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced its plans to invest Rs 1,05,600 crores (US $12.7 billion) in cloud infrastructure in India by 2030. This investment is aimed at meeting the increasing demand for cloud services in the country. By 2030, this planned investment is expected to contribute Rs 1,94,700 crores (US $23.3 billion) to India's total gross domestic product (GDP) and support approximately 1,31,700 full-time jobs in local businesses annually.

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AWS's investment in India is part of its long-term commitment to the country, with a goal to reach Rs 1,36,500 crores (US $16.4 billion) by 2030. The planned investment in data center infrastructure will have a significant impact on India's economy and job market.

With two data center infrastructure regions already established in India, AWS offers multiple options for customers to run their workloads with enhanced resilience, availability, and low latency. The AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, launched in 2016, and the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, launched in November 2022, have played a crucial role in meeting the growing cloud needs of Indian customers.

The investment made by AWS between 2016 and 2022, totaling Rs 30,900 crores (US $3.7 billion), has already contributed more than INR 38,200 crores (US $4.6 billion) to India's GDP, according to the company and has also supported around 39,500 full-time jobs annually in Indian businesses.

The Indian government recognizes the importance of cloud and data center infrastructure in driving the country's digital economy. Rajeev Chandrashekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship in India, commended AWS's investment and stated that it aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Digital India. The government is also working on a Cloud and Data Center Policy to foster innovation, sustainability, and growth in India's cloud industry.

Puneet Chandok, President of Commercial Business, AWS India and South Asia, emphasized AWS's commitment to making a positive social and economic impact in India. In addition to infrastructure investments, AWS has trained over four million people in India on cloud skills since 2017. The company has also invested in renewable energy projects and various community development programs, such as the AWS Think Big Spaces, which provide educational opportunities in STEAM subjects to students across the country.

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