The Indian government has launched a search engine which will help people to search the tourism related queries across the websites in five Indian languages. The new search engine is known as ‘Sandhan’ and is launched by Department of Electronics and Information Technology secretary J Satyanarayana in New Delhi.
An official statement said, “This will fill the wide gap that exists in fulfilling the information needs of Indians not conversant with English- estimated at 90 per cent of the population”. Sandhan will help the users to find response to queries on the website in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. The search engine also has the facility to submit a query either with the help of an in-script keyboard or phonetic keyboard.