Category – E-Inclusion(FINALIST)


HarVa which stands for “Harnessing Value” of rural India, is a rural start up that primarily focuses on skill development, providing BPO services, community-based farming and microfinance. HarVa aspires for sustainable inclusive growth by creating value in the heart of rural India. HarVa specializes in finding the right approach to achieving maximum social, economic and environmental sustainability through appropriate development in rural India. At the same time, it focuses on enhancing the capacity of the villagers who then become HarVa brand ambassadors and implement these development changes. Looking forward, it is clear that the rural sector will be the engine for growth in India. With technological advances, the prospects for villages have improved significantly, thus allowing companies to produce an array of goods and services for and from the villages.

Original Title : HarVa

Producer : HarVa

Location : Gurgaon, Haryana, INDIA

Media Format : Broadband/online

Language : English, Hindi, Local dialects

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The project INSIGHT of Kerala State IT Mission was conceived as an ICT centre for the differently-abled which became functional in Thiruvananthapuram in the year 2007. Initially, its activities were confined to exploiting ICT for endorsing the rights of the visually challenged; later the capacities of INSIGHT were expanded to include programmes for children with mental challenges. INSIGHT started the IT Activity Lab for autistic children with a view to groom them into productive members of the society. Currently, INSIGHT is trying to improve the functional and academic skills of autistic children through an educational software package named Gcompris. INSIGHT has also imparted Gcompris software training to over 60 special educators from a number of special schools in the state.

Original Title : INSIGHT

Producer : Kerala State IT Mission

Location : Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA

Media Format : Web/Internet

Language : English

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COMBACCS (Cell Phone Operated Mobile Audio Communication & Conferencing System)

COMBACCS is an ICT tool that uses mobile phone as interface for performing low cost audio conferencing. It can facilitate distance learning, economically, for self-help group members,especially farmers who can seek the advice of experts including scientists, doctors, veterinary doctors etc. from any part of the state or country. COMBACCS machine includes a cell phone with an active SIM card, a cordless microphone connected to loud speakers with its basic assembly, an amplifier, a CD/DVD player and 3 hour backup rechargeable battery enclosed in a portable box. This ICT device is designed in an easy-to-use manner which can build capacities through audio conferencing and viewing videos which can lead to better understanding of complex topics.

Original Title : COMBACCS – (Cell Phone Operated Mobile audio Communication & Conferencing system)

Producer : College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy,Thrissur

Location : Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA

Media Format : Mobile Content

Language : None

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Source for Change

Source For Change (SFC) is one of the first all-woman rural business outsourcing firms in India. Located in Bagad, a small village in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, it is running under the auspices of Ajay G. Piramal Foundation. A joint initiative of Indicorps and the Grassroots Development Laboratory, SFC was founded with the goal of empowering rural women by providing them with employment opportunities and a platform to be financially independent. Becoming an earning member of the family has proven to be an effective way of achieve greater social standing and freedom for these women. However, the social aim of the organization does not distract it from the essential requirement of providing quality outsourcing services to clients around the world.

Original Title : Source for Change

Producer : Source for Change

Location : Jhunjhunu , Rajasthan , INDIA

Media Format : Offline

Language : English, Hindi

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