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i4d Monthly Digest, 1 - 30 April 2009  
Panchayats on e-Highway
Panchayats have rightly been called the backbone of the Indian villages. It is among the largest system of local self governance which is based on democratic values...
ePanchayats in India
Potential for the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of rural governance has been recognised since long...

Agromet services for ePanchayats
The Government of India has been focusing on strengthening farmer's knowledge on sustainable farm practices in their overall efforts to augment food security of the nation...
Bridging the rural digital divide
Talk about IT infrastructure and ICT-enabled services in the rural areas, and you will be countered with a volley of questions...
e-Monitoring panchayat accounts
The development programmes in India are designed to meet the objectives of alleviating poverty and area development with an ultimate aim of improving the standard of living...
Local Area Portals
There is a growing development gap between the societies and communities that have been able to utilise communication technologies to access and create relevant information and content...
e-Village project starts in Arunachal Pradesh
The College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University (CAU) at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh and C-DAC, Hyderabad are jointly implementing a research project on "Creating Model e-Villages in North-East India"...
e-Despatch, CSM technologies, India
Orissa is one of the few States in the post-independent period to take up the Panchayati Raj (PR) as its main fulcrum of rural administration...
Common Service Centres: The Change Agents, 19th - 20th March 2009, New Delhi, India
As the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has become a sine qua non for rural development of India, Government of India has taken an initiative to introduce e-governance on a massive scale under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)...
R N DashR N Dash
Commissioner - cum - Secretary
Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Orissa, India...
Green IT
Radiocommunications and climate change
Almost everybody now recognises that climate change represents a threat to mankind on a similar level to violent conflict and war, and indeed can lead to a breakdown of peace because of the increased competition for the earth's resources...
Portal Review
Gujarat Panchayat Raj Department
The Gujarat Panchayat Act, 1993 came into force after the 73rd amendment in the Constitution of India...
Karnataka Panchayat Raj Department
Like Gujarat, Karnataka's Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Department also has a three-tier Panchayat Raj system...
Haryana Panchayat Raj Department
After the state of Haryana came into existence on 1st November 1966, the Punjab Gram Panchayat Act, 1952, was made applicable to the Panchayat Raj Institutes (PRIs) in Haryana...
Himanchal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Department
Under the provisions laid down in the Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act, 1952, the Panchayati Raj System was established in the state in 1954...
In Fact
Panchayat representatives in India


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