The Indian government is trying to add another feature in its cap by giving 5 Lakhs to a few companies for building an alternative to Zoom. (Other non-Indian Video Conferencing Platform)
Zoho and HCL are among the list of companies whom government have shortlisted to create the platform but why give them 5 Lakh rupees? These companies have enough money, to create a prototype and participate in India's hackathon. I also believe, that instead of selecting such large companies they could have called in for Startups as they are more zealous when it comes to creating such products to fight against the global products.
What do you think about this decision?