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Friday, August 05, 2005

India's new Knowledge Commission will address access issues

India's new Knowledge Commission (blogged here in June) will address dissemination and access issues. See for example Knowledge panel to synergise people’s perspectives, Financial Express, August 4, 2005. Excerpt:
The Knowledge Commission would seek to bolster the knowledge-base of the country by focussing on five areas, including access to knowledge, its chairman Sam Pitroda said on Thursday. The commission will also make proposals for the creation and application of knowledge and delivery of knowledge services. Mr Pitroda said special efforts should be made for the development of “knowledge concepts” and latest information technology tools could be used to improve access to knowledge and provide knowledge services. The eight-member commission, launched by the Prime Minister recently, will submit its first set of recommendations in October.