Centre developing fonts in all 22 languages

Fonts in all 22 regional languages were being developed by the Centre and will be available for download, Union minister Sachin Pilot said today.

Berhampur: Fonts in all 22 regional
languages were being developed by the Centre and will be
available for download, Union minister Sachin Pilot said
today.

The central government had taken the decision to develop
regional language fonts to make rural youths in the country
computer literate, Pilot, the Union Minister of State for
Communication and Information Technology, said while presiding
over the inauguration of a Software Technology Parkn of India
(STPI) here.

The time was not far away when rural people would get
required information at the click of a mouse following the
decision by the Centre to establish Common Service Centers
(CSC) in each village, he said.

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the
STPI, the third in the state after Bhubaneswar and Rourkela
and the 52nd in the country.

Patnaik said Orissa was emerging as one of the major
investment destinations in Information Technology with several
renowned IT companies establishing units and several others
showing interest to come to the state.

Stating that there has been significant growth in the IT
sector in the state in the last five years, the chief minister
said in the next three to four years it was expected to
increase manifold as several BPOs, IT and financial services
had shown interest.

The government was also making efforts to bring all
departments under e-governance with at least 40 departments
already under it, he added.

-PTI

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