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Written by The Financial Express | Updated: Jul 29 2010, 02:37am hrs
Apropos of the editorial Digital dividend (FE, July 26), a laptop at an affordable price is definitely a way of getting India educated. But there are issues. How will the illiterate operate laptops Using Web casting may be a way. This requires broadband connectivity but it is too costly. Power is another issue. But all these are not deterrents, rather stepping stones. Putting more people on work and more investment may be a solution. Another strategy is to invite private players and NGOs to participate in the scheme. Roping in educational institutions and putting in place a subsidy scheme for them is also a good choice. There is a way that is visible now. Kudos to Kapil Sibal. He is trying something differentimportantly, he is trying. Many did not move off their seats.

Raghu Seshadri, Chennai

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