Google has announced the Indian Language Internet Alliance, a group of publishers committed to promoting Indic language content on the internet.
Google aims to engage 300 million Indian language speakers through the initiative by 2017.
The alliance will work together to accelerate building Indic language content for users in the country.
Google also exhibited the voice search in a Hindi keyboard and also launched hindiweb.com, a website for discovering Hindi content online.
The Times Internet, C-Dac, Reverie Language Technologies, LinguaNext Technologies, DB Digital, and Amar Ujala Publications among others are also included in the group.
“Hindi Voice Search will be just one of the many steps Google is taking to empower the Indian language users and advertisers to take advantage of the web’s huge economic and social potential.” said Amit Singhal, Google’s senior vice president of search.
Google states that there are over 200 million internet users in India, about 16% of its population of 1.2 billion. It aims to add 300 million more users by 2017 through the alliance.