Technology institutes should work to develop low-cost laptops not costing more than $10 for students, according to minister of state for higher education D Purandareswari.
“It is a challenge but we have the potential and the capacity to overcome challenges. Who would have thought Ratan Tata would develop a car for Rs 1 lakh?” said in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
The minister was addressing e-India 2009, the country’s largest information and communication technology (ICT) seminar which began on Tuesday.
“We need to put our heads together to bring down the cost of laptops. Power supply is another problem. We have to think how can we ensure schools use laptops and bring technology closer to children,” she said.
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