37% rural youth sans Internet access: Study
When I first visited Puducherry in 2004 on my travels to look at all the marquee projects in Internet and communication technologies for development and governance, I learnt about the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation’s work with the local fisherfolk. The initiative was supposed to get weather reports and broadcast them through a public announcement system that was installed in a temple in a fishing village. The centre also provided other relevant information to fishermen.
Since then, I have been to Puducherry regularly and always stayed in a particular guesthouse close to French Town. Every time I walked to one of the fishing villages, I thought there should be community information