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Rural Development @ Digital Innovation: Team Sabarkantha and special reference to Akodra & Punsari Villages

Venkat Ram Reddy Minampati.

Abstract
“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work”
(Colin Powell). India is culturally rich with deprived rural population. Indian prismatic society reflects a wide
range of differences and difficulties. India compared to world superpowers is a young and dynamic child;
according to UN reports India is going to become youngest among the nations by 2020 with more than 63% within
the age group of 15-34. On other hand, Information Technology has played a vital role in building nations but was
restricted to urban agglomerations and has eventually lead to the urban rural divide. Contrary to that, few rural
areas were facilitated with digital technology, out of political will and bureaucracy commitment. For this
developing nation, committed bureaucrat is like blessing in disguise. My paper would focus up on the initiatives
taken by an Indian administrative service (IAS) bureaucrat for transforming the traditional government to digital
governance to attain rural transformation. On pilot basis with an imagination of “Spirit of Village and Facilities
of a City” he had providing internet, mobile libraries, bank facilities, technical education, digital class rooms, etc.
to the villagers (smallest administrative unit in India) of Akodra & Punsari in Sabarkantha District of Gujarat
state. Charring forward with the same spirit, some of the best initiatives taken by ‘Team Sabarkantha’ (motivated
group of district administrators) to digitalize the villages by launching, Cyber Café - Village Cyber Kitley, Digital
monitoring of rural development works, Digital Setu to connect Taluka (32 villages) with Internet. E shikshak
(connecting teachers of sabarkantha district) Mata Yashoda mobile application (app to prevent malnutrition),
Start-up Sabarkantha. With the support of team he took digital steps to realize the new practice of rural
governance. My paper as a case study would focus on rural digital Initiatives taken by Team in building a platform
for ‘Digital India’.

Key words: Digital Innovation, Cyber Kitley, Digital Setu, Digital India and Team Sabarkantha.


 
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Venkat Ram Reddy Minampati. Rural Development @ Digital Innovation: Team Sabarkantha and special reference to Akodra & Punsari Villages. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 1511-1521. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.191


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Venkat Ram Reddy Minampati. Rural Development @ Digital Innovation: Team Sabarkantha and special reference to Akodra & Punsari Villages. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(17): 1511-1521. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.191



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Venkat Ram Reddy Minampati (2020) Rural Development @ Digital Innovation: Team Sabarkantha and special reference to Akodra & Punsari Villages. JCR, 7 (17), 1511-1521. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.191



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Venkat Ram Reddy Minampati. 2020. Rural Development @ Digital Innovation: Team Sabarkantha and special reference to Akodra & Punsari Villages. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 1511-1521. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.191



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Venkat Ram Reddy Minampati. "Rural Development @ Digital Innovation: Team Sabarkantha and special reference to Akodra & Punsari Villages." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1511-1521. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.191



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Venkat Ram Reddy Minampati. "Rural Development @ Digital Innovation: Team Sabarkantha and special reference to Akodra & Punsari Villages." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 1511-1521. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.191



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Venkat Ram Reddy Minampati (2020) Rural Development @ Digital Innovation: Team Sabarkantha and special reference to Akodra & Punsari Villages. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 1511-1521. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.191