Santhigram to coordinate InDG activities in Kerala


Tvm: The Trivandrum based voluntary organisation Santhigram will coordinate the India Development Gateway (InDG) activities in Kerala. This was decided at the capacity building workshop for the new translators and validators of InDG for Malayalam language activities conducted recently at C-DAC Trivandrum.

India Development Gateway (InDG) is an initiative of the Department of Information Technology, Government of India which targets specific needs in the domain of rural and social development. The Gateway is the National portal of India being developed as a single-window access to information and services, with specific objective of reaching the ‘un-reached’ rural communities of India, especially women and poor. It catalyses the use of ICT tools for knowledge sharing, leading to development. InDG is being implemented by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad.

The interactive sessions at the workshop were facilitated by Dr. C. Kathiresan, Project Manager-InDG and Jagadish Babu, Program Manager-InDG of C-DAC, Hyderabad on various aspects of translation and validation of material to be presented on the InDG portal.

C-DAC, Hyderabad is on the look out for freelance ‘English to Malayalam’ Translators and Validators for this project. Applicants should have the expertise in any of these domains, preferably one or two subjects – Agriculture, Health, Primary Education, Social Welfare, Rural Energy, e-Governance. Translators will be paid Rs. 125 per English page and the Validators will be paid Rs.25 per translated Malayalam page. The translated Malayalam material should be in Unicode Karthika.

Interested persons or NGOs can get in touch with Santhigram to join this programme. Santhigram is also looking for an IT Manager and a Language Technology Consultant to coordinate this project. Check out the Santhigram / InDG / C-DAC Hyderabad websites for more details.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News


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