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Centre should partner local communities in ’Digital India’

Kolkata, January 9: The central government needs to partner communities at the grassroots level and integrate the country’s vercular component to make the Digital India initiative a success, an expert said here on Friday. “Whatever money it (Centre) is spending on culture, heritage conservation and preservation etc., it is always a very centralised activity. “It is very, very essential to partner local communities,” T. Vishnu Vardhan, programme director (Access to Knowledge), The Centre For Internet and Society, Bengaluru, told IANS here.

Vardhan was attending the 10th anniversary celebrations of Athe Bengali Wikimedia community at the Jadavpur University here. Aiming to turn the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, the rendra Modi government has envisaged the Rs.1 lakh crore Digital India project.

Global IT giant Microsoft and Google have offered to help with the programme. (IANS)

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