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.
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.