Aakash project will go on, says HRD Minister

March 25, 2013 12:00 am | Updated 07:19 am IST - Kozhikode:

Union Human Resource Development Minister M. M. Pallam Raju said here on Sunday there was no plan to shelve the Aakash tablet project and that it would go forward as planned.

Talking to journalists after a meeting at the District Congress Committee (DCC) office, he said: “The Aakash tablet, which is a dream project of the government, has been successful. The delay in delivering the product was due to the huge number of people who pre-ordered it. We will try to solve the issues of performance of the tablet and its distribution. Already, the second and third improved versions of Aakash have been released,” said Mr. Raju.

Since Kerala had the required infrastructure, the government would consider establishing an IIT in the State, he said.

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