M- Governance Model To Accentuate Governance Framework In Governance Archietecture To Empower People In Himalayan Villages Using Mobile Technology

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Dr. Kamal Kumar Ghanshala
Dr. Durgesh Pant


The world of communication sciences originated with the evolution of languages, right around 250,000 years ago. With the languages,
people started to communicate their thoughts, observations, and ideas which inherited new sciences and technologies for human societies around
the globe. In Past few decades, with advancement in technology, the communication technologies have completely changed the way we live.
Since its scientific invention in 1980’s, cell phone technology is most flourishing technical explosion coupled with the low-cost hardware, that
makes able people own devices which were previously only available to a particular exclusive class of Information-haves. India has the world's
second-largest mobile phone user base with over 929.37 million users as of May 2013 which has grown to 980.81 in June 2015 with the figure
rising to 1.16 billion by 2017 [1][2]. The unparalleled speed of espousal of mobile phone technology has raised the general expectations about its
latest contributions to spreading of information and knowledge to every individual in society. In a Himalayan region where accessibility is a
major cause for digital divide, the importance of mobile technology has immensely increased. Fragile Geological structures lead to frequent
disasters, tough terrains makes unreachable habitats and lack of communication generates an information gap for people in this zone, especially
in a rural milieu. An integrated mobile knowledge management system can unleash social and geographical barriers through providing all
required information and services to last mile person. India has taken a series of initiatives as also an institutional framework to create IT enabled
communities, particularly in remote places. This paper aims to discuss an integrated framework to utilize the massive reach of mobile technology
and exploit the potential of mobile phones to enable easy access to public services in rural areas.

Keywords: M-governance, communities, Technology, ICT4D1.0, ICT4D2.0, SWAN- state wide area networ


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