100 mn jobs in India can come from small businesses, says Nilekani

'I think small businesses are being brought into a digital world, getting access to markets, and companies can now start leveraging their own data,' says Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani
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Nandan Nilekani

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At a time when Covid-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses, Nandan Nilekani, founding architect of Aadhaar and co-founder of Infosys, said that India needs to create jobs at scale. This can be made possible by millions of small businesses in the country, which are the future of India and engines of economic growth and job creation, he said. 

There is also increasing adoption of digitization by small businesses including accounting systems, point of sale systems and return of GST (goods and sales tax) online. This is going to generate a wealth of data, which can then be used to offer them

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First Published: Apr 17 2021 | 7:44 PM IST

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