India's Affordable Tablet Project Aakash Closed - GSMArena Blog

By 06:04 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 Comments

A Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that the low cost tablet project Aakash, which was announced by the Indian government back in 2011, was closed in March this year.

"The Aakash project at IIT Bombay was closed on March 31, 2015, after successfully completing all targets," assumed the RTI reply. "Specifications for future upgraded version have been submitted to the government. IIT Bombay is not in the knowledge of future plans."

In addition to procuring 1,000,000 units of the affordable tablet, all other targets including the device's sample testing in labs and establishment of over 300 Aakash centers, were also successfully achieved.

In total, INR 477.2 million ($7.57 million) was approved for the project, and has been spent on it.




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