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Need to open up government data to public: Sam Pitroda

Source: CIOL, 30-Jan-2013

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Sam Pitroda, adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, ON Tuesday called for "democratisation of information" and "opening up of government data" to the public. Addressing a Broadcast Engineering Society function, the technocrat said broadcasting should be seen in the light of "democratisation of information ... opening up of government data". He suggested that the 12th plan document could be put up on social media. "We should take the document to see if we can put it in the social media, to convert it to human stories... After all, it is the people's plan, not the government's," he said.

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Encourage young entrepreneurs for job creation: Sam Pitroda

Source: Indian Express, 16-Jan-2013

Entrepreneurs need to be encouraged for creating the required 10 million jobs a year, technocrat Sam Pitroda said today. India has about 55 crore young people below the age of 25 years and every year about two crore young people come out for jobs, he said, adding that new jobs have to come from young entrepreneurs.

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500 institutes link up to Delhi University for National Knowledge Network take-off

Source: Express India, 24-Jan-2013

Connecting Delhi University to 500 institutions across the country, the National Knowledge Network lecture series was launched in Delhi University on Wednesday. The National Knowledge Network is said to be the largest e-network in the country in the education sector.

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Innovation Mela at Modern School

Source: Indian Express, 22nd January, 2013

Addressing students at the first innovation mela called Tod Fod Jod, at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, in the capital on Monday, chairman of the National Innovation Council and advisor to the Prime Minister, Sam Pitroda, said the innovation initiative needs to be taken to rural areas of the country but it “is very hard to scale things in India.”

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