Telangana’s Information Technology Department and Bengaluru-based Centre for Internet and Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the state of free-licensed e-content in Telugu and Urdu.
Use of Wikipedia
Speaking after the signing of the agreement, Information Technology Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said there was a shortage of authentic content in Telangana in the public domain. The MoU was a much-needed step, he said. It seeks to increase awareness about free licences and the use of Wikipedia among government officials.
It also seeks to increase the participation from Telangana in the Wikimedia movement through workshops for volunteers.
To catalyse growth
Theatre personality Pranay Raj said free-licensing content and media would catalyse the growth of the State. Konatham Dileep, Director (Digital Media), IT Department, assured the Telangana government’s support for activities to train and encourage the participation of volunteers for Telugu and Urdu Wikimedia projects.