Telangana govt inks pact with Google for more local language

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The Government of Telangana, which is working so hard for the digitization has signed a memorandum of understanding with Google to use its digital publishing solution Navlekha to deploy the content drafted in the local language online.

As a part of the MoU, the California based technology company will now also be going to help digitize the Telugu content across the Telangana Government digital properties. The move is also aimed to help the residents across the information on government portals in their local languages.

Navlekha is a Google Digital program, which uses the AI to revert and render content drafted in the Indian languages into the editable text. The solution is also said to overcome the compatibility issues encountered with copying with the Indian language’s texts from a PDF file.

The deal in this line with the Digital Telangana program which even seeks to facilitate the digital transformation of the state, said the Google in a statement.

Google will also offer technical assistance and advisory support to the department of government officials.

“We have identified that the availability of content in native language over the internet is essential for all citizens of Telangana to use the internet actively. We look forward to collaborating with Google to meet the vision of the internet for all which is part of Digital Telangana,” said Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, information technology, electronics & communications (ITE&C) and industries department.

The Navlekha solutions were introduced by the Google in 2018 and help make the online content fully editable. Google is providing its solution by charging any of the setup cost. Offline publishers are on-boarded, and the program is open for processing Telugu and Hindi texts.

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