So affordable! India is developing a $10 laptop for higher education applicants.

D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Higher Education India said

Research on the new low-cost laptop is being carried out at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai. This measure will help raise the quality of higher education in India.

Specifications of this laptop are not revealed yet. And its unsure that it will be sold with expected price tag after manufacture.

India Government is trying to make distant learning common with such campaigns. They are also planning to make low power and low cost devices and also to provide free internet for educational purposes (India's internet rates are already cheapest in the world).

India's Internet penetration is currently very low. The country had 4.38 million broadband subscribers at the end of June for a population of over 1.13 billion. Many giants of sofware industry have already outsourcied in India that performing active part in development of country's sofware industry.