Under the national e-Governance plan, Government of India is implementing the Common Services Centres Scheme under which 100,000 kiosks are being set up in the rural areas of the country. These centres have internet connectivity and are providing government and business services to citizens. So far around 96000 CSCs have been set up.
A project titled “National Roll Out Plan” is being executed through C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) wherein Language CDs containing fonts and localized Bharateeya open office and other software tools are being developed for free distribution. These CDs are being developed for all 22 constitutionally recognized Indian languages including Hindi. These can be downloaded from http://www.ildc.in . On written request these are also being mailed through post office at the doorstep of user free of cost.This information was given by Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.