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Use of ICT on Village Development Plan (VDP)

This Information and Communication Technology (ICT) works as a catalyst in development for its tremendous potential to increase efficiency, productivity, and service quality in agriculture and allied sectors. A village development plan is a written document. It identifies issues of concern to that village. Opportunities, strengths, threats and weaknesses of a village are defined. It also provides practical actions that will result in an improved condition of the village. It provides opportunities for resource mobilization, a vision of what you would like your village to look like, sets out clear goals to achieve that vision, and gives you an action plan to reach out those goals. For preparing of village development plan, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) exercises, Gram-Sava Meetings etc. have been organized. In this way, lots of information have been gathered for each and every villages. It’s very difficult to work on village development for the government departments at state, district and block level through written document. Keeping view of the above facts…the present study has been conceived using Information System (IS) concept which will be effectively used after making of the village development plan in an integrated and holistic manner. This project focuses on a dynamic web-based data input and monitoring system which support holistic Village Development Plan (VDP). Through this system different village level information will be stored in all villages. System will also analyze and show district and block wise different domains (ie., health, education, electrification etc.) and their present status. System will also provide geo-information regarding village boundary, present status of major land and water resources. In this way, this system will be very helpful for proper decision making, implementation of different development schemes and effective monitoring.  
Keywords—Geo-information; Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA); Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA); Village Development Plan (VDP)
By: Kartick Chandra Sahu


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