US team visits Ajmer village to see e-governance in rural India

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

AJMER - A delegation, comprising senior officials of US Administration and industry, paid a visit to village Kanpura in Srinagar Panchayat Samiti of Rajasthan’s Ajmer district here on Wednesday.

The visiting delegation was keen to witness a demonstration of the potential of Optical Fibre to the Village Project being implemented here.

The demonstration was organized in the wake of recent meeting of the Union Minister of State for Communication and IT Sachin Pilot with Anish Chopra, Chief Technology Officer to the United States President Barack Obama.

The team witnessed this system was providing rural people an access to health and education related data as well as its role in streamlining the functioning of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) processes.

As an example of how indigenous technology can bring improvement in the lives of rural people, the team was shown a live tele-medicine demonstration between Kanpura village and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh.

During the demonstration, patients were examined and prescribed treatment through the Video enabled tele-medicine set up in which doctors and patients were able to watch and communicate with each other.

The system has been developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under the Ministry of IT and used the optical fibre connectivity provided by BSNL. (ANI)

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