The Manthan Award 2007 & ICONECS

The successful completion of Manthan Award 2007 and Second International Conference on e-Content & Sustainability is nothing but testimony of the fact that prospects and challenges in the domain of ‘e-Content for Development’ are for real. The two days of deliberations spread across livelihood, rural development, agriculture development, Education, community broadcasting, governance areas have brought to the fore the issues involved in these areas vis-a-vis ICT and content based development. The deliberations highlighted the fact that any talk of ICT enabled development will be a lop sided one without taking into consideration the core issues of content that is the driving force of any ICT enabled approach. If deliberations were scintillating ones, then the Manthan Award 2007 Evening Gala on September 22 were icing on the cake in projecting those grassroots ICT and e-Content innovators and practitioners whose years of hard work have brought in positive changes in the lives of so many people across communities.


The Manthan Award 2007
e-Content for Development in India

2007 Highlights

The Ratio

Nominations : Winners

     100 : 11
Nominations Received


State-Wise Nominations

Andhra Pradesh: 32
Assam: 02
Bihar: 02
Chandigarh: 01
Chhattisgarh: 10
Delhi: 57
Goa: 01
Gujarat: 18
Haryana: 07
Himachal Pradesh: 07
Jammu Kashmir: 01
Jharkhand: 12
Karnataka: 23
Kerala: 18
Lakshadweep: 01
Madhya Pradesh: 10
Maharashtra: 68
Meghalaya: 03
Nagaland: 03
Orissa: 05
Pondicherry: 02
Punjab: 03
Rajasthan: 03
Tamil Nadu: 17
Uttar Pradesh: 14
Uttarakhand: 09
West Bengal: 14

Total : 343*


Platform wise Nominations
Broadband/Online: 053
Mobile Content: 006
Cross Media: 031
Offline: 044
TV/Interactive TV: 004
Radio: 009
Web / Internet: 149
Blog: 005
CD DVD: 026
Telephone: 003
Wireless WAP: 002
Mobile/PDA: 007
Mobile Van: 001
Satellite:  003
e-Mail:  007

Total : 350*
* Variation in number is
because of overlapping of
platform in many of the


Category Wise Nominations
e-Business: 13
e-Learning: 32
e-Culture: 16
e-Government: 88
e-Health: 28
e-Enterprise & Livelihood: 28
e-Entertainment: 12
e-Inclusion: 16
e-Education: 30
e-News: 13
e-Localisation: 23
e-Youth: 06
m-Content: 07
e-Environment: 13
Community Broadcasting: 13

Total : 338*


Winners @ States of India

Every state has different number of nominees. We received nominations from 27 states/UTs. Likewise there are different numbers of winners from each of the 17 states. Following are the winners as per their state.

Andhra Pradesh
Rajiv Internet Village-e-Commerce for Poor People
e-Sagu: An IT-based Agro-advisory System
Arbit Choudhury – The First (MBA) Comic Character
APREGS (AP Rural employment Guarantee Scheme)

Website for Mumbai Police
The Wellness Site – Health Portal
Let’s know more about HIV..
Self-Employment Promotion through Local SMS Communities

Community Radio and Community Video
College to Career Program

Nagaland – a Home for Nagas on the net

Haryana – India’s Finest Health Portal

HIV/AIDS Awareness Package-HAAP
The Great Escape
A Degree of Concern
Instant Money Order
National Portal of India
Raftaar- The first Integrated Hindi Search Engine

Our rule in our country (Abua Disum Abua Raj& Let’s go to village (Chala Ho Gaon Mein

Odisha News

SAHYADRI: Western Ghats Biodiversity: Environmental Information System
Braille literature (GITA)
India Education Digital Library – Multimedia Tools for Teaching, Learning and Training
Lipi Toolkit for Online Handwriting Recognition

Open Source Simple Computer for Agriculture in Rural Areas (OSCAR)

Kerala Education Grid
Manorama Online

Virsa Digitization

National Employment Service Portal

Tamil Nadu
DesiCrew Solutions, Rural Business Process Outsourcing

Madhya Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh
Daisy Book Reader

West Bengal
From Dusk to dawn


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