India has 1.2 billion people are most and of these are poor, this means that technology is out of reach and products like Apple’s iPad is beyond the grasp of many.
Telecoms and Education Minister Kapil Sibal said “The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide…”
The government is going to buy the first batch of units of the lightweight device, called Aakash or “SKY” in English. Each unit cost $50 from a British company which assembled the web-enabled tablet computer in India.
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