1,000 knowledge centres in every State by next year

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The major aspects of the [village knowledge centres] are connectivity, content, capacity building and management. The bottomline should be the harnessing of information, communication and technology (ICT) for the elimination of poverty and malnutrition. The programme’s impact should be measured in terms of progress made in human development indicators and in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Hitherto, the progress towards achieving MDGs has been slow, he said.
The VKCs should aim at providing all information on government programmes as well as the market and weather, for the poor and small and marginal farmers. Adequate funds should be provided for content creation, based on the needs of rural families.
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Source: The Hindu