New Delhi: Pinning high hopes on the recently launched cheapest tablet PC ‘Aakash’ in giving education to children by using the latest information technology, the Central Government is ready to further reduce its price from the existing Rs 1,125.

The Central Government’s dream project ‘Aakash’ launched on October 5 by the Minister of Communications and Information technology, Kapil Sibal aims at bridging the digital gap between students from rural and urban India. The tablet PC will be made available to the students at subsidized rates.

The ministry is happy over the positive response from all sections of the society soon after its launch and has made up the mind to further ease the price in an attempt to accomplish its aims and objectives.

The tablet PCs are presently being sent for trial and will be made available for commercial use soon after the feedbacks are assessed.

According to the sources from the ministry, expenses on per tablet PC is Rs 1, 750 and the government will be buying 100,000 units on a pilot basis at Rs 2, 250 per PC.

The PC manufacturing companies are eyeing at the project in a bid to earn profits from the further orders.

JPN/Bureau