Rajesh Veeraraghavan

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In this article, we present what we believe to be the ªrst documented experiment to replace an existing PC-based system—one that had a goal of " bridging the digital divide " for an agricultural district—with a mobile phone-based system in which a small, but relevant amount of data is transferred to farmers via SMS (short message service) text messaging.(More)
Digital Green is a research project that seeks to disseminate targeted agricultural information to small and marginal farmers in India using digital video. The unique components of Digital Green are: (1) a participatory process for content production; (2) a locally generated digital video database; (3) a human mediated instruction model for dissemination(More)
Contents 1. Introduction 2. Rural PC kiosks are difficult to sustain. 3. Successful rural PC kiosks fall into several categories. 4. Meeting business needs and social development goals simultaneously is difficult. 5. What rural villagers want and what we think they need are frequently different. 6. The kiosk entrepreneur plays the most critical role in the(More)
To what extent can information technology be used to eliminate government corruption? In this paper, I examine an ambitious experiment by a South Indian state in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within a bureaucracy to reduce corruption. In this initiative, the senior bureaucrats built a digital network to remotely control the(More)
Government documents such as welfare applications or accounting records are often considered mundane artifacts that signify shared practice and routine. In this paper we examine cases where these " everyday documents " are sites of creation and contestation of the dominant information order. We argue that the circulation of everyday government documents(More)
Course Overview: How should we think about the role of information technology in governance? The use of information and technology in governance is a vexed subject. Civil society clamors for release of information about the state (openness) while the State wants more information about its citizens (surveillance). Technology plays a role in amplifying these(More)