Delhi's Chandni Chowk market goes online
meet the target of 500,000," Anandan said.
He added the company is looking at some other major business hubs to take more small businesses online but did not disclose any details.
Chandni Chowk is a hub of small and medium businesses in north India with over 5,000 businesses including suppliers, exporters and wholesalers, but very few own a website.
"This initiative from Google has provided all businesses with a professional website, which will now make it easier for customers to find us online and help us to grow our
businesses," Kinari Bazaar Gota Zari Association of Chandni Chowk spokesperson Pradeep Jain said.
Under the 'India Get Your Business Online' initiative, small businesses can set up a website for free and after a year, they need to pay just the website hosting charges.
Google runs similar initiatives in other parts of the world as well.