AWS to Invest US$12.7 Billion in India by 2023, Creates Massive Job Opportunities

AWS to Invest US$12.7 Billion in India by 2023, Creates Massive Job Opportunities

by May 22, 2023

Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest INR 1,05,600 crores (US$12.7 billion) in India by 2030 to meet growing customer demand for cloud services in India.

This planned investment in data center infrastructure in India will support an estimated average of 131,700 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in Indian businesses each year.

These positions, including construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and other jobs, are part of the data center supply chain in India.

The latest announcement comes on the heels of AWS’ investment of INR 30,900 crores (US$3.7 billion) between 2016 and 2022.

AWS estimates that its overall contribution to the GDP of India during this period was more than INR 38,200 crores (US$4.6 billion), and the investment supported approximately 39,500 FTE jobs annually in Indian businesses.

AWS has two data center infrastructure regions in India – the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, launched in 2016, and the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, launched in November 2022.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

“PM Narendra Modi ji’s Digital India vision is driving expansion of cloud & data centers in India. India Cloud and the underlying data center infrastructure are important elements of India’s digital infrastructure and ecosystem.

 

I welcome the Amazon Web Services (AWS) investment of US$12.7 billion to expand their data centers in India. It will certainly catalyze India’s digital economy. MeitY is also working on a Cloud & Data Center Policy to catalyze innovation, sustainability, and growth of India Cloud.”

said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in India.

Puneet Chandok

Puneet Chandok

“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.”

said Puneet Chandok, President of Commercial Business, AWS India and South Asia.