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This talk delivered in 2011, was as chief guest in a function of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE- http://www.iete.org/) where I tried to convey thoughts on role of ...

This talk delivered in 2011, was as chief guest in a function of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE- http://www.iete.org/) where I tried to convey thoughts on role of these institutions in improving life at rural areas by transforming IETE from hub of technology expert to Innovation Hub of India for Rural Development.

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  • Census India defines Rural India as Population lower than 5,000 personsPopulation density lower than 400 persons/sq. kmAt least 75% of male population engaged in Agri. activities

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  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Presentation for Better Life in Rural Communities with ICT “Status and Opportunities” 18th May, 2011 Presented By Satin Katiyar satin@Kratin.co.in
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Two Places Miles Apart ….
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Two Places Miles Apart …. Information Technology & Quality of Life …
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Life of Two Young men • Name : Rohan Shirkar • Age: 28 Yrs • Education: Graduate • Occupation: Service • Quality of Life – Health Care: Specialty hospitals within 5 km – Physical Comfort • House, Electricity, Mobile, Car Television …. – Emotional Comfort • Connected 24x7 via Mobile and Internet • Lot of Job Opportunities and business avenues – Info Update • Instantaneous • Name: Hiren Sachdeva • Age: 28 Yrs • Education: illiterate • Occupation: Farming • Quality of Life – Health Care: Hospital within 50 km away – Physical Comfort • House, Cart …. – Emotional Comfort • Walking in Fields • Chit chatting with peers in chaupal – Info Update • At least one day
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Telecom Subscribers in India Urban 527.5 67% Rural 259.78 33% Subscribers (in millions) Urban, 1 47.88 Rural, 31 .18 0 50 100 150 200 Urban Rural Teledensity • 60% Population of India lives in rural Area • Information technology exclusion in rural India, is acute, with about 70 per cent of the rural populace facing this exclusion. *Based on Services Performance Indicators of October - December 2010 released by TRAI
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Some Challenges in Rural … Illiteracy Language Basic infrastructure Low per capita income Wide geographic spread …
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Big Opportunity Need or Desire Technology (ICT) & Content Bridging Digital Gap “ICT can accelerate development and bring the benefit of Knowledge based economy to Rural Community ” Desirability FeasibilityViability
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms ICT For Rural Community Telecenters • Telephone • Internet • Fax, Photocopy… Agriculture • Resource Portal • E-Commerce • Kiosk for farmers Distance Education • Training Teachers and Students • In Classrooms • Beyond Classroom Health Care • Online Health Information & Portals • Telemedicine • Phone-Enabled.. E-Government • Back Office Automation • Citizen Participation & e-Voting Microfinance • Extending Organizational Reach • Providing a Secure Identity • Improving Operational Efficiency SME’s • Resource Portals • Assistance From Abroad • E-Commerce • Business Incubators Handicraft • Online Marketing • Business Support Services • Creating Artisan "Clusters" Women Empowerment … • Computer Training • E-Commerce & Business Development • Empowerment…
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms ICT Solutions for Rural Community (Bottom of Pyramid) Some Success Stories “Catering to needs of Bottom of Pyramid” CGNet Swara Grameen Bank Rice Doctor TARAhaat English Seekho Simputer E- chaupal iKisan EK Behtar Zindagi Digital Mandi ICRISAT Godrej Adhar
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms 10 Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere Mobility is @ Centre Stage
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Unique business opportunities Social Impact Business Case High client volume Scalability Small but growing disposable income Improved health conditions More affordable education services Increased agricultural yields Increased access to financial services Ubiquitous access Low cost handsets * Based on presentation of M2M Partners
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Role of IETE Hub of Technology Experts “Collaborate and go above individual aspirations for a shared dream of improving quality of life in rural areas” “Bringing change in life by Innovating and Spreading solutions for Rural Community ” Innovation Hub of India for Rural Development • Professional society devoted to the advancement of Science and Technology of Electronics, Telecommunication & IT • Recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) • Educational Institution of National Eminence
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Your can More than 69,000 brains
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms Rabindranath Tagore’s Vision Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high. Where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth. Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection. Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit. Where the mind is led forward by Thee Into ever-widening thought and action. Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
  • http://kratinmobile.com© Copyright Kratin Innovating Mobile Applications and Platforms August 29, 2013 15 During the first millennium AD, merchants referred to India as the Bird of Gold, due to the glittering dynamism of its market. Over the next few years, the Bird of Gold is poised to take flight once again.
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