Monday, January 21, 2008

(500 - X)th Telecentre Launch (Nanasala)

"One of ICTA’s top priorities includes completing the 1000-strong Nenasala network along with the support of the Presidential Secretariat." - ICTA

The Telecentre (Nanasala) is a very good way of taking the dividends of ICT to rural poor to bridge the digital chasm. We all should appreciate the efforts put in by ICTA to make it happen.

Have we achieved the expected results? How many of them are operating right now? That is why I called it 500 minus Xth launch instead of 500th launch. This is the high time ICTA should look back to see where things went wrong.

We are still in the process of learning "how best we can use ICT in the process of development", so we are not too late to get our self corrected. Let's make use the lessons we learnt and try do something more productive than running behind numbers.

Then, end of the day we will be able to achieve the ultimate objective the “knowledge society”.



  1. Yes, I agree with you.

    We can't implement the same model everywhere. It has to be crafted to each and every environment. We are not still matured in IT. So the promotion should be done carefully, with good understanding. Otherwise, we'll run into deep trouble.

    IT is not a solution for everything. It is a supporting tool for other development activities. It should be very well understand by policy makers, project implementers, educational officers, students and all the community at their respective levels.


  2. Yes, Naveen

    "We are not still matured in IT" - Naveen

    Yes, I accept, but it is very dynamic environment. The time we have been given to be matured enough may not be long as we think.

    So, we have to be very smart and grab the best out of it. Then only we will be able to achieve the Development by using the supporting tool ICT.


  3. I would like to invite you to visit the website: and (our annual conference is happening in Delhi from July 29-31 with a track on Telecentre Forum (5th in the series).

    We would also like to invite you to blog your stories in the online community of, a global network of telecentre networks.... The URL is: