Frederick Noronha on Tue, 25 May 1999 17:48:31 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> INDIA: Kannada keyboard, farmers' software, virtual univ in MP

Thanks to INDEV for this info...FN
From:           	"INDEV (DevGR)"
To:             	Shadrach
Subject:        	indev newspaper update: weeks beginning 3 May and 10 May

Kannada keyboard for cyberspace
It is widely feared that computerisation of government activity without
creating database in Kannada will drive away Kannada as the language of
administration. C V SRINATH SASTRY gives an account of the efforts being
made by the Kannada Ganaka Parishat to fill up this lacuna and render the
Kannada language as a modern tool.
Software package for Maharashtra farmers
The State government plans to link 40,000 villages in the State with a
specially developed software package for farmers. The unique package -
Agronet - aimed at providing the farmers with the latest information on
agriculture, including cropping pattern.The scheme will be given final
shape within a month.
Virtual University in Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) signed an MoU with IBM,
the global leaders in Information Technology to set up a virtual
university in the State. This is the first time in India that an
Information Technology (IT) major is associating with an academic
institution to set up a virtual university. IBM will facilitate the
development of the curriculum and provide training to the faculty.

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