BW Online | June 28, 2004 | The Digital Village: “Among the grand gothic columns of Bangalore’s colonial-era urban administration office, a couple dozen village dwellers neatly dressed in cotton shirts, sarongs, and turbans wait their turn at what looks like an automatic teller machine. But this machine isn’t dispensing cash. Instead, farmers from nearby villages can use the terminal to see computerized copies of the deeds to the tiny patches of wheat, rice, and vegetables they till for a living. Once they’ve checked their information, they can get a printed copy of their records at a neighboring window for just 30 cents.”

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