Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) is the nodal Ministry in India to promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India’s role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space.
It is essential to develop and nurture a multilingual Internet ecosystem in the country so that the majority of the population in India can make the best use of Internet in their own choice of languages/scripts.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, through National Internet exchange of India (NIXI) has launched IDNs in following 7 scripts covering 15 languages:
- Devenagari script covering 8 languages (i.e. Hindi, Bodo (Boro), Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi )
- Bengali, Manipuri in Bengali script
BharatBhasha Portal is part of the awareness and outreach initiative by MeitY aimed at raising the overall Universal Acceptance of the Internationalized Domain Names and the Email Addresses.