Social Development Content Portal Vikaspedia Launched. Available in Five Indian Languages

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Yeah! You are reading it right. UPA-II is all set to fix their wickets right and try hard to cleanse its image of most corrupt and scam ridden government so far in the history of Indian democracy. The government has announced the launch of a website named ‘Vikaspedia’. The website will be an encyclopedia for the social sector in India and would accommodate user generated and official content related to agriculture, health, education, social welfare, power and e-governance. The website will contain more information eventually.

The ‘Vikaspedia’ website will have respective sections with ample information and articles on the sectors mentioned above. Like Wikipedia, anyone can contribute to the website after a small registration and sign-in. However, Contributors have to have specialization in at least two areas they want to contribute in. The government has plans to launch the website in several regional languages beyond Hindi and English. These languages are Assamese, Marathi and Telugu. An official associated with the project told that currently this website is available in 5 Indian languages and in the near future it would be developed in as many as 22 Indian languages.

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DEITY Joint Secretary Rajendra Kumar said. “We have used localisation.gov.in tools for converting content of seven e-governance mission mode projects initially, which include content of health, e-district programme, public distribution system, pension, educations and agriculture.”

The website has been developed by India Development Gateway. This is an agency involved in offering information technology services in the areas of social development and ICT based knowledge products and services. India Development Gateway is the part of the Departments of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. All the information available on the website would be free of cost.

[Social Development Content Portal Vikaspedia Launched]

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