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India to produce $35 computer device

New Delhi -- A $35 computer and access device is part of India's plan to offer affordable connectivity to students and teachers, officials said when revealing the prototype.

Officials, unveiling the inexpensive computer this week, said the price eventually would drop to $10, CNN reported.

Kapil Sibal, India's human resources development minister, said connectivity to all its colleges and universities is key for the country to achieve its education goals. India's literacy rate is 65 percent, 2001 census figures indicate.

Technical institutions involved in designing the new computer and access device are preparing to research price and quality issues, CNN said.