Kerala’s KISSAN winner at eINDIA 2009


Tvm: The Kerala Government’s KISSAN project (Karshaka Information Systems Services and Networking) has emerged as the winner under the ‘ICT enabled agricultural initiative of the year’ category at this year’s eINDIA 2009 Awards held in Hyderabad from August 25 to 27, 2009. Dr. Rathan Kelkar, Director – Kerala State IT Mission received the award along with Mr. Ajith, Project Coordinator, IIITMK at a glittering ceremony in the presence of Mr. Srivatsan, pro chancellor, IGNOU and ex-director of IIIT .

Project KISSAN is one of the leading citizen centric e-governance projects of the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala. It is an integrated, multi-modal delivery of agricultural information system providing several dynamic and useful information and advisory services for the farming community across Kerala. The project was conceived, developed and managed by the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala (IIITMK) for the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala.

According to Dr. Rathan Kelkar, Director – Kerala State IT Mission “The basic objective of this project is to provide “Right Information to the Right Person(s) at the Right Time in the Right Place(s) and in the Right Context” dynamically using a combination of advanced technology like Web Technology, Television based mass media programs, Telephone based advisory, Mobile SMS based advisory and broadcast service, dedicated online Agri video channel provides video on demand service etc, which, involves effective collaboration of experts from key organizations for effective information delivery and knowledge empowerment on demand seamlessly to all farmers across Kerala.”

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