Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced its plans to invest Rs 1.05 trillion into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030 as it aims at meeting the growing customer demand for cloud services in the country.
The proposed data centre infrastructure will support an estimated average of 131,700 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in India each year. These positions will include construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and more as part of the data centre supply chain in India.
AWS’s total investment in India will reach Rs 1.36 trillion by 2030 as it will reportedly contribute Rs 1.94 trillion of India’s total gross domestic product by the same year. The company added that its investment in India had a ripple effect in the local economy in areas, like workforce development, training and skilling opportunities, community engagement and sustainability initiatives. AWS already has two data centre infrastructure regions in India which supported nearly 39,500 FTE jobs annually between 2016 and 2022.
According to Puneed Chandok, president of commercial business, AWS India and South Asia, the planned investment will help in creating more beneficial ripple effects which will support India on its path to becoming a global digital powerhouse.