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Smart Village Forum India 2015 held on 10/4/2015

Smart Village Forum India 2015 was held on 10th April 2015 brought together by the stakeholders and innovators from the m2m + iot space having exciting solutions targeting and addressing the basics needs of any village, encompassing the vision for a well-connected SMART VILLAGE. Smart Village Forum India 2015 highlighted key sectors that will contribute towards a CONNECTED and SMART village. During the conference deliberations were held on following themes.

  • Smarter Villages – Smarter India – How m2m and iot can help build a connected Village?
  • Progressing Works and the Road Forward.
  • Are INDIAN Villages infrastructure READY?
    • High Speed Internet & Mobile Telephone Connectivity
    • Employment Opportunities with m2m and iot – Making Villages of India EFFICIENT and SELF SUFFICIENT
    • Smart Agriculture, Smart Dairy, Smart Schools, Smart Healthcare, Indigenous Industry Promotions
    • SAFE and HEALTHY lifestyle – towards a SMARTER BRIGHTER tomorrow
    • Energy Management Systems
    • INNOVATIONS and IDEAS – What should we look out for in 2015 and the near future?

SESEI participated as a panelist in the Smart Village Forum 2015. The topic of SESEI’s panel discussion was ‘The Smart Village Infrastructure Readiness – Future Directions of Technology Improvements and Network Architecture Evolution’. The other panelist alongside SESEI in this discussion were;

Mr. Anuj Ashokan, Chair M2M WG – TSDSI, Subject Matter Expert M2M – Tata Teleservices Ltd

Mr. Bhanwar Lal Bishnoi, General Manager – R&D, Landis + Gyr Ltd

Mr. B N Satpathy, Sr. Adviser (E&F/S&T/Industry), NITI Aayog, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Comm. & IT, Government of India

Dr. K Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation

Prof. M P Gupta, Specialization: Information Systems, E-commerce, E-gov, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

SESEI while sharing vision of Mahatma Gandhi’s Ideal Model Village highlighted the various Government Schemes and Initiatives such as;

a) Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana b) Common Service Centers to provide e-Governance Services c) National Optical Fiber Network connecting the Village Panchayat etc. which could be effectively utilized to improve the village infrastructure and empower the villagers. SESEI also suggested important indicators such as Right to Education, eHealth, Sanitation, Bank A/c, Broadband/Wi-Fi, Power, Employment, Pukka Ghar, Accessibility etc. which could be integrated in Village Panchayat plans to step up the village to become a Smart Village. Governance structure also need to be in place for an effective implementation of schemes and funding’s.

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