Speaking at a press meet to announce the commencement of its annual "Compass Used and Discounted PC Show 2007," Lalani said that the company plans to set up a training centre each year for the benefit of those who cannot afford to pay steep course fees to learn the basics of computers. COMPASS runs three such centres at present, apart from working with NGOs that aim to promote computer literacy.
Garodia added that government involvement in the promotion of computer literacy was optimum. He said, "The IT department might be doing their bit introducing computers in schools and colleges, but what active government participation in promoting computer education is the need of the day."
Referring to COMPASS's 'Ghar ghar mein computer' campaign, Garodia said that, it could become a reality only if the price of computers plunged. He said that efforts are already on to develop a computer for $100 in Bangalore.
Speaking to FE about the possibility of making Kolkata a completely wi-fi city, Garodia said that making the entire city wi-fi is still an expensive and unsustainable business proposition for entrepreneurs.