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Title: GramyaVikas: A distributed collaboration model for rural development planning
Authors: ADINARAYANA, J
AMI, S
TEWARI, G
SUDHARSAN, D
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Citation: COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 62(2), 128-140
Abstract: In the context of rural India, planning is mainly prescriptive (through mandated schemes) and top-down (by extension community from the line departments). Realizing the above mode of planning and the increasing demand for Geographical-Information & Communication Technology (Geo-ICT) applications in the rural systems in India, a prototype distributed collaboration tool, called GromyoVikas (rural development), has been developed to assist the rural extension community in their own decision-making processes in a more interactive, integrated and coordinated manner. GramyaVikas, evolved out of the needs assessment of the user community, is a secure and cost-effective system developed for defined users with open source (a) content management system and (b) Geographical information Systems. This web-based tool will help the users to share and retrieve data/information; communicate for taking mutual decisions; make useful queries on spatial and nonspatial database to identify candidate villages/entities; and generate various views or scenarios for different rural development schemes. Presently, this Geo-ICT tool is being developed in an Intranet environment. The resulting system is intended to assist the remote users in analyzing rural-informatics for rural development planning decisions online, with customized GIS tools to suit the requirements of a few line departments for decision-making. (c) 2007
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2007.12.008
http://dspace.library.iitb.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10054/6117
http://hdl.handle.net/10054/6117
ISSN: 0168-1699
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