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Overcrowding, monkeys mar India's IT plan

Current projects ambitious but long-term feasibility required

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Macaque monkeys that live in Varanasi's temples chewing on fibre-optic cables that are strung along the banks of the Ganges river.

Varanasi, India

AS INDIA launches an US$18 billion plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces, the problems that it faces are a holdover from the past - electricity shortages, badly planned, jam-packed cities, and monkeys.

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