To promote the use of cloud computing by small businesses in India, the Indian government is planning to introduce a subsidy for cloud usage. The hope is that the use of the cloud will make small businesses more successful, thus increasing both employment and tax revenues to the government.
In the United States we see the opposite approach, with the government more interested in taxing cloud computing than promoting its use.
Subsidies or not, the cloud does make it easier to start a small business because it makes IT resources both affordable and available. Before the cloud, those resources could cost millions of dollars.