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Utilization of IT for Rural Mass

Sanjeev Sarma
About WebX
 WebX is based out of Guwahati, Assam.
 The company offers its customers full range of IT
services.
 Its competencies range from system analysis to
solution implementation with high-quality technical
support.
 Since its Inception in 2001, WebX is providing top
quality services to customers in a variety of
industries, such as Finance and Investment,
Communications, Transportation, Retail and
Wholesale, Healthcare and Publication Etc.
 Its customers ranges from small businesses to
multinationals and government agencies
Services
 Software Development
 IT Infrastructure Management
 Web Presence
 Web Applications
 Wireless Applications
 IT Consultancy
Expertise
 Content Management Systems
 Document Management Systems
 Online Ticketing Systems
 HRM / CRM Systems
 Mini ERPs
 Project Management & MIS
 IVRS Systems
Experience
 70+ Websites
 25+ Web Applications
 10+ Desktop Application
 2 IVR System
 Project Management & MIS
Major Satisfied Clients
 NF Railways
 Assam State Transport Corporation
 Rural Works Department, Arunachal Pradesh
 BVFCL
 Oil India Limited
 STPI, Guwahati
 DOEACC
 MIDC
 ARTFED
 FINER
 CE DD & AIR
 RD Handicraft
 Visions Unlimited Inc., UK
 Delight Life Inc, USA
 NetIntra Inc., USA
 Frontagetech Inc., USA
Rur al IT : I ssue s an d
Concept ua l
Fr amew or k
Rural Household Economic Decisions
Value Chain for IT Based Services
Implementation

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Major Cities Districts Blocks Panchayats Village
Categories
 Urban Category
 Rural Category
Nature of Intervention
 District, Block, Sub-Block Level has
to be multipurpose and flexible.
 Activity Based
 It will not only provide information
but also train people in the area.
 Will have to take up multiple types
of Activities
Language and Awareness
 Requires innovative courseware and
content in local languages
 Should be able to create content
locally
Effective Networking
 Cannot survive in isolation. It has to
clustered and networked.
 Both Intranet and Internet
possibilities can be explored
 Human network can be established
Entrepreneurial Mode
 Unemployed Youths can be given
opportunities
 Quick Loans after effective training
programs to set up rural IT Centers
School as carriers
 They are a point of convergence
and their social acceptability is high
 Already have minimum
infrastructure
Panchayats as Carriers
 Training of panchayat functionaries
 Can be up-linked to district or state
resources
Creating rural knowledge workers

 Who have information and who


know from where the information
can be obtained.
 Such a person will have access to
various databases and information
Choice of Activities
Conclusion
 It is commercially feasible
 Initially a static savings from
reductions in transaction costs may
be the order of few percent of value
added
 In the long run bringing rich
information to the population of
rural India
Thank you