How the Common Man in India is Benefited

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Large scale adoption of ICT by government and private sectors has immensely benefited the poor and common man in general.

Technology initiatives by Governments of south of India, like E-Seva have brought several of the services under one roof. The Bhoomi project has computerized land records, which has benefited the poor by way of ease of retrieval of information and reduced levels of corruption. Use of information technology for Indian railways has created world’s largest online e-transaction.

Technology up gradation in private sector has substantially benefited the people of India. Communication revolution started as a result of privatization, has a resulted in creating one of the largest markets for cell phones in the world, and at the same time facilitating better communications across vast areas of India. The Internet and television penetration has increased awareness of people’s rights and information dissemination on agriculture in rural India.

Gloablization has brought Software industry to India in a big way and is revolutionizing life styles of educated Indians. Many of these Indians in turn are improving the living standards their families in rural areas of India. These are fueling consumer demand for white goods, services and housing. As a trickle down effect, many support jobs are created benefiting the poor and not-so-educated. Society as a whole is transforming. Children as young as 7 are being introduced to computers, in schools. A world without ICT cannot be imagined in India any more!


Keywords: Technology, Poor, Benefit
Stream: Technology in Community
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Anand Tulasi

Chief Manager, SWP HC2 OCS, Siemens Information Systems Ltd
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Mr. Tulasi Anand has a total of 15 years of Industry experience in various fields like defense research, development and testing in medical imaging applications. He is an M.Tech from IIT, Madras, India. He worked in Defense Resarch Labs, Hyderabad, India, for 5 years, before moving to Siemens Information Systems Ltd. He has been working in SISL for about 10 years since then.

He worked in medical imaging platform of Siemens called Syngo, in Filming and hardcopy modules. He also designed, developed and tested similar module in Sienet Sky application. Since last 5 years, he is involved in Oncology care systems, working for Siemens Medical Solutions, USA. During this period he was involved in designing and developing Physicist application.

He has visited Germany and US several times, in connection with work responsibilities. He also visited 5 other countries in his personal capacity.

Currently he is in charge of entire OCS testing.

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