As part of the Apex Committee Meeting of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
initiative in Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) chaired by the Hon'ble Minister, held on 19th June, 2015, IIT Delhi have taken on the task to develop a concept paper on 'Smart Villages'.
The Unnat Bharat Abhiyan initiative is a pilot for a cluster of villages where Future Internet technologies and ICT can be integrated. This large scale project is coordinated by FI-MEDIA partner, and India cluster member, IIT Delhi.
One of the key thrust areas within Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is rural electronics and IT: e-governance/ICT enabling grass-root initiatives including development of village information network. This relates to the provisioning of computerized support system and database for use by local communities in effective planning and access to technology in the areas of health, sanitation, sustainable agriculture, education, watershed management, etc.