[Wikimediaindia-l] ToI front page: Rs 1 cr for Sanskrit WP

Holalkere Laxmivenkatesh hrl.venkatesh at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 09:06:14 UTC 2011

Karnataka is finding difficulty in getting funds from Congress Govt. from
New Delhi. This is for its basic requrements. The shaky govt. is facing
problems from Opposition party once,  and some times from the hard nuts of
the ruling party.

Besides Karnataka govt is having its own Site, similar to Wikipedia.
(Started last year) They are not ever aware of Wikipedia  !

So, it is hard to expect the funds ( One crore rupees !)   for the develpent
of Wikipeda is night mare idea....


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Hari Prasad Nadig <hpnadig at gmail.com>wrote:

> Personally, I'd be careful not to jump to conclusions just because they've
> used the word "Wikipedia" in the announcement.
> Two years back, the budget said "Rs XYZ Crores for Wikipedia in Kannada"
> and that turned out to be for a project the government wanted to do "on the
> lines of" Kannada Wikipedia, but one that had full editing control. They did
> not even know that there was an already existing Kannada Wikipedia. The
> project was later named "KaNaja" (http://kanaja.in).
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM, <bnewstead at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Times of India in Bangalore front page article about the Karnataka budget
>> says there is Rs 1 Cr for Sanskrit Wikipedia.
>> Anyone know anything about this?
> --
> Hari Prasad Nadig
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