Vikaspedia

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Vikaspedia
Vikaspedia logo.jpg
The logo for Vikaspedia
Type of site
Information and knowledge portal
Owner Government of India
Website vikaspedia.gov.in
Launched 18 February 2014; 4 years ago (2014-02-18)[1]

Vikaspedia is an online information guide launched by the Government of India.[2][3] The website was implemented by C-DAC Hyderabad and is run by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It is built as a portal for the social sectors, and offers information in 23 languages: English, Assamese, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Bodo, Dogri, Sanskrit, kashmiri, Konkani, Nepali, Odia, Urdu, Maithili, Meitei, Santali, Sindhi, Punjabi, and Marathi.[4]

It was started on 18 February 2014 and has information in the domains of Agriculture, Health, Education, Social Welfare, Energy and e-Governance.[5] The name of the portal is a portmanteau of the words Vikas (Sanskrit for "Development") and encyclopedia. The portal provides information in local languages in all six given sectors.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian government launches Vikaspedia". Techinasia. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Government launches Vikaspedia as online information guide". DNA. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Government launches Vikaspedia, website for local content development tools". NDTV. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Govt launches Vikaspedia as online information guide". Livemint. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Government launches online information guide Vikaspedia". Times of India. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 

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