Obama interacts with Ajmer farmers through video conferencing

November 7th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday interacted with farmers from Ajmer through a video-conference link from here to understand how India was bridging the digital divide by reaching technology to the grassroots level.

Moderating the discussion was the Chicago-based technology evangelist Sam Pitroda at the St. Xavier’s College here, while the young Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot was with the farmers in village Kanpura in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

Obama said he wanted to have a glimpse of the information technology revolution in rural India and how citizens were interacting virtually with local government bodies for accessing information and services such as tele-medicine and e-education.

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