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Mukesh Ambani To Launch New E-Commerce Project To Empower 12 Lakh Shopkeepers In Gujarat

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| January 18 , 2019 , 15:28 IST

Reliance Industries' chairman Mukesh Ambani on Friday announced that his company is planning to launch a new e-commerce platform.

Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit today Ambani said Gujarat will be the first state where the Jio and Reliance Retail's new e-commerce platform will be launched to empower 12 lakh shopkeepers in Gujarat.

He said. "Jio is committed to creating a fully connected Gujarat. RILNSE 4.03 % will double its investments and employment numbers over the next 10 years. "Reliance will move away from concentrated investments in few locations to much larger investments in a distributed manner all across Gujarat."

"We will make Gujarat a fully prosperous state. Jio's network is fully 5G ready and his company will not only help the state create Smart Cities but also smart villages," Ambani added.

Mukesh Ambani also said that RIL has a new oil to chemical strategy which will greatly boost India's exports and create jobs.

He further said that RIL is committed to investing Rs 150 crores more in the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University which, he said, would make it an institution of international repute.

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Addressing prime minister Narendra Modi, he said, that Mahatma Gandhi Ji led a movement against political colonisation. "Today we have to collectively launch a new movement against data colonisation. In this new world, data is new oil and data is new wealth."

"Indian data must be controlled and owned by its people and not by corporates, especially by global corporations," he added.