wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Government’s e-Bhasha platform likely to be ready in two months

diety-logoThe Indian Government’s e-Bhasha platform underwent a preliminary review last week and is likely to be ready for deployment in the next two months, reports the Economic Times. This initiative, which was part of BJP’s 2014 manifesto, was first announced by the President in June this year.

The e-Bhasha platform aims to develop and disperse Indic language content and will be rolled out as a MMP (mission mode project). At this year’s #NAMAIndic Summit, former head of public policy and government affairs at Google India, Venkatesh Hariharan had also mentioned that the e-Bhasha project had been given mission mode status. MMPs are individual projects within the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), with clearly defined objective scopes, milestones and implementation timelines and focus on only one aspect of e-governance, like banking, land records etc. However, according to DeitY, the e-Bhasha project will be implemented differently from a typical MMP.

As for the development of the platform, DeitY is not looking to develop all the technology and tools for the project in-house, instead it will outsource certain aspects to various institutions, organizations and individuals. Currently, DeitY’s Technical Development for Indian Languages (TDIL) division, which provides various Indic language software and tools, handles all the research.

It will be interesting to see how exactly DeitY plans to roll out the project, by translating websites, providing translation software, providing fonts to developers, browser extensions and other such means, or a combination of the above.

Other Indic language initiatives:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

– In November last year the National Translation Mission started preparing a machine translation system (MTS) to instantly translate texts from vernacular Indian languages to English. Accordingly, the institute started developing scientific and technical terminologies in 69 disciplines of study in 22 languages, as a part of the project.

– The TDIL division of DeitY runs a Web Standardization Initiative, which aims to work towards the internationalization of web standards with context to Indian languages. The initiative aims to enable all web related standards with 22 Indic languages, for a seamless native language experience.

Related:

Should the Indian government mandate Indic languages for mobile handsets? #NAMAindic

DeitY envisaged ‘Digital India’ gets a nod from the cabinet

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.

News

When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.

News

The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.

News

In this excerpt from the book, the authors focus on personal data and autocracies. One in particular – Russia.  Autocracies always prioritize information control...

News

By Jai Vipra, Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy The use of new technology, including facial recognition technology (FRT) by police...

You May Also Like

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ