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Union HRD Minister Dedicates the National Digital Library of India to the Nation

Published on June 21, 2018
Government comes up with a reader's delight!
  • The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital 
the National Digital Library of India

initiative of HRD Ministry ‘National Digital Library of India’ on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi on 19th June 2018.
  • The Union HRD Minister said that anybody can access the digital library anytime and anywhere absolutely free of cost and will contribute greatly to the Government’s commitment towards “Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat”.

What is National Digital Library of India (NDLI)?

  • It is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT).
  • It is the Single Window Platform that collects and collates metadata from premier learning institutions in India and abroad, as well as other relevant sources.
  • It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audiobooks, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media.
  • It has 1.7 Crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages, everywhere and 30 lakh users are registered on NDL as on date and the government's target is to increase the users 10 times in a year.
  • NDLI is also available on the Mobile app.
  • Users can search for content using various parameters like subject matter, source, content type and more.
  • Right Now the app is available in three languages – English, Hindi and Bengali.
Speaking at the launch function, the Minister of State for Culture (I/c) Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that it is a massive online library with resources covering tens and hundreds of fields, ranging from arts, music, dance, culture, theatre, science and technology to education, archaeology, literature, museums, cartography maps, e-papers and manuscripts, among others , in all possible forms collated and made available on a single online platform.

This programme is a part of the National Mission on Libraries of the Ministry of Culture.

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