The planned investment in data centre infrastructure is expected to add nearly $23.3bn to the gross domestic product of India by 2030 and it is projected to support an average of 1,31,700 full-time equivalent jobs in Indian businesses each year
Amazon Web Services (AWS) said that it will invest $12.7bn in cloud infrastructure in India by 2030 to address the rising consumer demand for cloud services in the country.
According to AWS, the planned investment in data centre infrastructure is expected to add nearly $23.3bn to the gross domestic product (GDP) of India by the end of this decade.
Besides, it is projected to support an average of 1,31,700 full-time equivalent jobs in Indian businesses each year.
The job positions would include construction, engineering, facility maintenance, telecommunications, and others, which are part of the data centre supply chain in the country.
Indian Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrashekhar said: “India Cloud and the underlying data centre infrastructure are important elements of India’s digital infrastructure and ecosystem.
“I welcome the Amazon Web Services (AWS) investment of $12.7 billion to expand their data centres in India. It will certainly catalyse India’s digital economy. MeitY is also working on a Cloud & Data Center Policy to catalyse innovation, sustainability, and growth of India Cloud.”
AWS had earlier invested $3.7bn in the cloud services company’s first cloud infrastructure region in India.
Dubbed AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, it is said to have added an estimated $4.6bn to the country’s GDP and supported nearly 39,500 full-time equivalent jobs annually.
AWS said that its investment in India has a ripple effect on the country’s local economy in areas including opportunities in training and skilling, development of the workforce, community engagement, and sustainability initiatives.
AWS India and South Asia commercial business president Puneet Chandok said: “Since 2016, AWS has invested billions of dollars into cloud infrastructure in India to support the tremendous growth we have witnessed in the use of cloud for digital transformation. AWS is committed to driving positive social and economic impact in India.
“In addition to building cloud infrastructure and helping local customers and partners digitally transform, we have trained more than four million people in India with cloud skills since 2017, and invested in six utility-scale renewable energy projects to meet our global 100% renewable energy goal by 2025.”
In November 2022, AWS launched its second cloud infrastructure region in India, AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, and planned to make an investment of nearly $4.4bn through it by the end of this decade.
The cloud region in Hyderabad is expected to allow entrepreneurs, start-ups, enterprises and developers, along with government, education, and non-profit organisations to utilise AWS technologies to run their applications and serve end users from data centres located in India.