The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chennai, India is planning to provide infrastructure support to rural India. The Telecom and Networks (Tenet) group has come with a plan to help rural citizens of India with technology.
Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala at the department of Electrical Engineer, is planning to aid rural people with telecom and networks and then negotiate private companies to make them real. He is talking with a Cambodian company, Jhai for computer system, which will act as a server to link with other six clients with the whole system using 100 watts and possibly powered by maintenance free car battery, or a wind turbine generating 300 watts. Tenet is also working on producing software, which will translate English into eight of the main Indian languages and the kiosks would also be able to provide online English learning tools. Tenet has also implemented telemedicine project, named Remedi, which examine blood pressure, temperature through experts of remote areas. The kiosk owner can offer this telemedicine service and by linking to the access centre can send those results to a doctor over the Internet anywhere in the world.