Google Inc’s CEO is an Indian and he’s in the country to offer a helping hand for small businesses here to grow. Sundar Pichai has announced a new training programme called ‘Digital Unlocked’, which will offer mobile and online courses to help small businesses start their digital journey.

Google, along with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, has developed this training programme, which would be certified by the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. It would offer online and mobile courses to small businesses across the country, with a plan to impart as man as 5,000 training workshops in 40 cities in three years.

During the event in Delhi, Mr Pichai said, “Small businesses are the backbone of India’s economy and the Internet is for everyone. Google’s My Business – a free tool aimed at enabling setting up of a website a matter of minutes – will help small businesses set up a website from their mobile devices and all they need is a smart phone and a few minutes. When we solve for a place like India, we solve for everyone around the world. That has led us to grow our team here and spend more time and ensure the products are useful for everyone.”