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e-Gram Suraj

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Application for Panchayat & Rural Development

Project Description

Project resources

In eGram Suraj project, a specific application for Panchayat & Rural Development Department using indigenous handheld device called Simputer has been developed. The Sarpanchs, with the help of Simputers, are being given decision making support with the help of robust application and data base. This data base helps in reflecting villagers assessment on sectors like knowledge, health care, livelihood, social justice and entitled cultural natural resource. The relevant information is made available to the Sarpanchs in local language (Hindi) through a Simputer based on an open source platform which has the capability of easy data entry, storage and retrieval.



  •  The project is first of the sort in the country where a device based on open source technology is being operated at Sarpanch level
  •  The project has been implemented in 10 blocks consisting of 873 Gram Panchayats
  • The project supports automation of various schemes like Swarna Jayanti Rozgaar Yojana (SJRY), Sampoorna Gram Swarozgaar Yojana (SGSY), Rural Housing Scheme, Works under 11th Five Year Plan, Social Security Pension Scheme, National Family Assistant and Maternity Benefit Scheme


[ ] Internationalized

[X] Unit tests

[ ] End-user documentation

[ ] Internal documentation (documentation, interfaces, etc.)

[ ] Existed and maintained for at least 6 months

[ ] Installs and uninstalls cleanly

[ ] Code structure follows best practice

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