Government of India, IISC, Bangalore and IIT Madras are working on a developing a computer costing USD 10 or Rs 500 for people. Imagine the benefits to masses and students ! It will explode the market for software and create new opportunities like servicing etc.
The computer will be a small equipment with expandable memory, LAN and Wi-Fi facilities. The government will also produce e-content on every subject which will be made available free of cost.
The scheme would cost Rs 4,612 crore in the 11th Plan. About 40 per cent of the fund will be spent on developing e-content. The e-content will be provided free to the institutions and students.