PCs Instrumental In Closing Skill Gap, Achieving Digital Literacy: Intel India
PCs Instrumental In Closing Skill Gap, Achieving Digital Literacy: Intel IndiaA modern laptop computer. Photo credit: Kristoferb/Wikimedia Commons

Intel India said on Thursday (1 December) that personal computers (PCs) have been instrumental in closing the skill gap and achieving digital literacy nationwide. The company said this while releasing an impact assessment report on its "Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur" initiative, an Intel drive to extend the government of India's vision to take digitisation to the grassroots level.

There is a 7 per cent proportionate increase of using a PC with regard to smartphones for job search and healthcare information, the report noted. Intel has collaborated with nearly 20 organisations, across the public and private sectors, to build the relevance of personal computing.

Identifying the challenges to PC adoption in non-urban India, the report cited the lack of local-language interfaces as a key barrier to PC acceptance, highlighting the need to create relevant vernacular content.

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