5,000 e-learning kiosks to come up in villages

Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 06:00 Hrs
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New Delhi: More than 5,000 kiosks to impart computer literacy will come up in villages across the country by the end of 2007.

Shakeel Ahmad, minister of state for communications and information technology, said on Tuesday the project would cost about 30 billion.

"By the end of 2007 we will set up more than 5,000 kiosks in villages and invest 30 billion for it," Ahmad said at the India Economic Summit here.

"These kiosks will be set up in local panchayats for training villagers on information communications technology. The trained villagers will help train others in their village," Ahmad said, addressing a session on 'IT and Telecommunications - Time to Think Ahead'.

Source: IANS
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