India has unveiled a $35 computer prototype as part of its program to provide connectivity to its students and teachers at affordable prices. The human resources development ministry said the price would gradually fall to $10 a piece. The Linux-based computer is equipped with an Internet browser, a PDF reader and several other facilities.
India said connectivity to all its colleges and universities is key to achieving its education goals. Home to a billion-plus population, the country's literacy rate stands at 65 percent, according to the 2001 census figures.