July 1, 2015 / 11:40 AM / 2 years ago

Reliance Industries says to invest $39 billion in 'Digital India' program

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, poses for photographers before addressing the annual shareholders meeting in Mumbai, India, June 12, 2015.Shailesh Andrade

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries Ltd plans to invest about 2.5 trillion rupees ($39.3 billion) in digital initiatives, Chairman Mukesh Amabani said on Wednesday.

He did not give a timeline.

Ambani, India's richest man, was speaking at the launch of the Indian government's "Digital India Week", which is part of a campaign to provide fast internet connections for all.

Reporting by Aman Shah; Editing by Anand Basu

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