Skoch Award 2011 : National Rollout Plan for all 22 Scheduled Indian Languages

November 22, 2011

Technology Intervention of National Significance : National Rollout Plan for all 22 Scheduled Indian Languages

The project has the objective to develop information processing tools to facilitate human-machine interaction in Indian languages and to develop technologies to access multi-lingual knowledge resources. Department of Information Technology’s National Rollout Plan aggregates these software tools and to make these available through a web-based Indian Language Data Centre (ILDC). This activity is executed in close coordination with C-DAC. Under the project, user friendly software tools and fonts have been made available free for public through language CDs and web downloads for the benefit of masses. With the release of free Indian language fonts and tools in 27 languages/script pairs, it is ensured that the fruit of e-Governance reaches the grass root level