Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is expected to pay a visit to India on this October 9.
Following the high profile visits of Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon Inc.’s CEO Jeff Bezos, the founder of the world’s largest social networking platform schedules to address the first Internet.org summit in India. Internet.Org aims to make internet access affordable for people across the globe. The founding members of the project includes Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung.
The partners are collaborating on developing lower-cost, higher-quality smartphones and making efforts to deploy internet access in every corner of the world.
Zuckerberg also plans to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk about how Facebook and the Indian government can collaborate on Internet.org and improve governance with better interaction between people and the government. The Indian government will also partner Facebook in its forthcoming initiative — Swachh Bharat.
The initiative, which will be flagged off tomorrow, is set to raise awareness and promote nation-wide cleanliness. In July, Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg also visited India and met Modi, who has significantly used Internet arena during his pre-elections campaign.
According to the statistics, Facebook has nearly 100 million users from India and is still prominently rising. India is also soon going to become Facebook’s largest userbase, outside the U.S.