Village, a knowledge centre

Published: Sunday 15 August 2004

Mission 2007 Pusa

How can information communication technology be taken to 6,00,000 Indian villages, 3,00,000 to 4,00,000 of which don't have working telephones and 1,00,000 no telecom connection? A workshop, 'Mission 2007: every village a knowledge centre', in Pusa discussed this on July 9-10, 2004. 'Mission 2007' plans to set up knowledge centres in all villages to generate knowledge-based livelihoods for farmers and disadvantaged people. Panchayats, self-help groups or community-based organisations will run these knowledge centers, said speakers at the workshop, which was organised by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and the international ngo OneWorld South Asia.

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