Rama Krushna Das

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The Service-Oriented Rural Information Grid (SORIG) is a framework that is geared towards integrating several existing services provided by the Government of India. Such services have been implemented on heterogeneous platforms and under different administrative control. The main objective of SORIG has been to facilitate "one-stop" access to various(More)
This paper describes our experience in the implementation of "e-Grama" project in nine different districts of Orissa province in India. The project was initiated as a pilot in one of the relatively developed districts and extended to eight other underdeveloped districts of the province. The research findings elaborate on how "e-Grama" is helping as a tool(More)
Healthcare in developing countries has always been a major issue. In the Indian subcontinent the healthcare facilities are quite diverse as one travels from major cities to remote locations and to the rural areas. Whatever little healthcare has been possible in rural India is only because of the initiative of the Government or NGOs. No private player is(More)
In this paper, we describe a project called SORIG (Service-Oriented Framework for Rural Information Grid) which has been undertaken specifically to address the information needs of the rural population of India. The novelty of this project is that it is geared towards integrating several existing systems built on heterogeneous platforms and operating(More)
e-Governance has been embraced by almost all the countries which aim at modernizing public administration by trying to improve information and service delivery, and making government more accountable, transparent, responsive and effective. In a country like India, though there has been a political will for the successful implementation of e-Governance but(More)
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) focuses on supporting income of Below Poverty Line (BPL) citizens in India. Its outreach across Indian states and among the population having diverse employment challenges in rural India has made the scheme more complex. Role of e-Governance has been quite beneficial in ensuring(More)
E-Governance in India is fast progressing to the era of digital opportunities. Digital opportunities in India have shown the paths of collaborative governance and mission 2007 recognizes the role of women to be more important. Role of women in overall development of society needs no debate. In India, women who constitute almost half of the population are(More)
Ensuring quality for any software application, especially in the domain of e-Governance is a challenging task. This is because a slight mistake will not only jeopardize sensitive functions of a government but can adversely affect a large section of the society and may lead to aversion in the minds of the public towards use of ICT in governmental functions.(More)