Government to focus on content localisation

Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister of communication and IT and Law and justice launches Dot Bharat domain in Delhi.

pragya

Praggya Guptaa | August 28, 2014



Taking a step ahead towards digital literacy in India, government of India has launched its new domain Dot Bharat.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister of communication and IT and Law and justice has launched the Dot Bharat domain in Delhi.

Starting with languages on Devanagari script, Dot Bharat is available in Dogri, Boro, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindhi languages. Thereafter, it would be made available in Punjabi, Urdu, Telugu, Bangla, etc.

The minister also instructed NiXI to make the domain available in all regional languages as soon as possible and also to keep the language of regional portal simple with minimum use of administrative language.

In India, only 35 crore people are friendly with English (9% of the total population) and only 5 percent of content is available in regional languages over the internet and all URLs are in English. Introduction of Dot Bharat would help people in accessing websites in their regional languages.

Domain registration on Dot Bharat would be open for public from November 15, 2014.

Ajay Kumar, joint secretary, department of electronics and IT, government of India (DeitY) said, “When we are planning to make India connected what would people do with internet. Therefore, to reach out to 125 crore people of this country, we will need content and domain in regional languages. Launch of Dot Bharat will become a source of content delivery in the time to come.”

Soon content of government websites such as IRCTC, BSNL and Air India would be available in regional languages as well.

 

Comments

 

Other News

Modi’s gift to Varanasi: Projects worth Rs 1,000 crore

On his first visit to Varanasi after the Uttar Pradesh polls, PM Modi announced and laid foundation stones of various projects on Friday and Saturday. Addressing a public meeting in Varanasi on Saturday, PM Modi took took a jibe at the opposition saying that the BJP’s programmes are no

Indian Aviation Academy unveiled

Union minister for civil aviation, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju unveiled a new campus of the Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) spread over 5.33 acres. Civil aviation, secretary, R N Choubey said India is poised to attain its coveted place on global aviation arena as one among top three largest aviatio

BHEL surpasses 12th plan capacity addition target

Attributing enhanced focus on project execution as the reason behind Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) growth, the enterprise’s CMD Atul Sobti said BHEL achieved a capacity addition of 45,274 MW during the 12th five year plan period (2012-17) and surpassed the target of 41,661 MW by 9 p

No right to plan their families

Bhadiya from Bhanpur Kheda village does not know her age. She has five children – the eldest one is 12-year-old while the youngest is an infant. Considering she got married in her teens – like most women in her village – Bhadiya must be in her 30s. After giving birth to five children she

SAIL to leverage domestic growth potential

Steel authority of India (SAIL) chairman PK Singh expressed confidence on improving the performance of the Maharatna PSU in the current fiscal because of a host of initiatives in almost every area of operations. During 45th annual general meeting of the company, Singh said the world steel as

TRIFED to scale up marketing of tribal products

Ministry of tribal affairs’ PSU— tribal cooperative marketing development federation of India limited (TRIFED) is contemplating to scale up marketing of tribal products through increase at its retail outlets throughout the country. TRIFED plans to scale up the retail marketing ac



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter