Oracle Grant of INR 4.8 million to bridge gaps in market, health serviceNEWS
By GV News Desk
14 December 2018
Gram Vikas received INR 4.8 million from Oracle, a global leader in integrated cloud applications and platform services, to use information-communication technology to enable small producers to access relevant market information and enable remotely located communities to access health services using online service provision information.
“Farmers in remote locations of Kalahandi and Ganjam districts often find it difficult to obtain remunerative prices for their produce, especially seasonal vegetables. Inability to get proper information on the prices in nearby markets forces them to sell the produce in their villages at very low prices. The support from Oracle will help us create an innovative and path-breaking information system that will help the farmers get much higher prices,” said Liby T Johnson, Executive Director, Gram Vikas.
The grant will help Gram Vikas configure and set up architecture for Market Information Systems in remote villages without regular internet/mobile access, to help farmers receive real-time information on market price and related info, and a Health Information System that will enable better access for remote rural communities to Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and other public health-nutrition programmes.
The project named ‘Oracle Smart Community Interface in Tribal Areas of Odisha and continued support for Oracle Smart Classroom in Tribal Residential schools’ will directly benefit 7500 persons in remote villages of Kalahandi and Ganjam districts in Odisha. The grant will also continue to help strengthen Oracle Smart Classrooms in four residential schools of Gram Vikas located in tribal districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, and Kalahandi district in Odisha benefitting around 1300 children from tribal families.
Rajesh Tripathi, Senior Manager, Oracle Corporate Citizenship – India commented on the partnership, “We are pleased to support Gram Vikas in a shared mission to improve the world around us,”.
Installation of solar panels for power supply to operate the Raspberry PI.
Photograph by Krushana Chandra Dixit
Adivasi Colony and Kandha Tirigochha village in Ganjam district of Odisha get WiFi connectivity with support from Oracle, Charities Aid Foundation India and Gram Vikas.
Women farmers learn advanced farming practices from Agripreneurs with support from Tata Trusts and Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives.