Digital Panchayat, Maharashtra leads the way

This was the first ever  Digital Panchayat workshop held at Maharashtra spearheading through concept of Local Area Portal. In this workshop, 50 Panchayats participated in  2day long activity to understand ICT literacy through the workshop training. In a short span of time after its first pilot workshop, Maharashtra incorporated the concept and 100 Panchayats were enabled by…

Using cellphones to track public services

Tracking Livelihood Entitlements for Rural Communities is a mobile phone-based initiative to track the efficiency of the government’s public distribution scheme for food, pension schemes and the rural job guarantee scheme. It has helped more than 2,000 families in Orissa’s backward Keonjhar district gain access to the public distribution system and has had an impact…