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E-libraries to be set up in Haryana villages

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, July 23, 2013
First Published: 03:11 IST(23/7/2013) | Last Updated: 03:12 IST(23/7/2013)

The Haryana government is planning to set up e-libraries in 50 villages of Sirsa district at the cost of Rs. 1 crore.

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The e-libraries will be set up under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Scheme of the Haryana government.  

While stating this on Monday, a spokesperson of Sirsa district administration said that the work of setting up e-libraries in these villages would soon commence and it would be completed by the end of August.

He said that sub-divisional officer (Ellenabad) Prabhjot Singh has been appointed as nodal officer for the work. He would be in contact with different companies through advertisement and other mediums.

He said that computers will be linked with internet in every e-library so that the readers can read various books and magazines and check encyclopedia.

In villages that are near the Punjab and Haryana border,1,000 books in Hindi, Punjabi and English would be kept in these e-libraries.

The e-libraries that are near Rajasthan border would have Hindi and English books.

Apart from this, audio-video CDs and DVDs would be available in every e-library, he added.

The spokesperson said that digital material related to science, mathematics, geography and other subjects  would also be made available in these e-libraries.


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