MeeSeva Apps to be available on mobile phones

By: Nikhila Henry

MeeSeva applications will be accessible on mobile phones in five years’ time, according to Minister for Information Technology K.T. Rama Rao. Speaking at a meet on Smart City held here on Monday, Mr. Rama Rao said that all the 316 applications that provide access to various Government welfare initiatives would be available as mobile applications.

The attempt is aimed at making technology accessible to people from across socio-economic denominations, the Minister said at the launch of ‘Smart Solutions for Smart Societies (4S), a collaborative project of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI).

As part of the 4S meet, industry, academic and Government experts will conduct a series of conferences spread across a year to come up with smart city solutions that better several aspects of life in Telangana cities.

Solutions in the fields of building, energy, health, transport, environment, governance and ICT that the experts come up in the conference series will be applied after due Government approval in cities including Hyderabad, Khamman, Karimnagar, Adilabad and Nalgonda.

Speaking at the meet, the Minister asked industry think tanks to come up with customised solutions that are suitable for Telangana. The meet was organised in the context of Union Government’s decision to fund the making of 100 smart cities in the coming five years.

Technology experts’ meet

“Technology is a great leveller of socio-economic differences,” the Minister said. The State Government is gearing up for a technology conclave where industry experts and administrative heads of states from across the country would meet in Hyderabad in July, the Minister pointed out.

In the first conference in the series, smart energy, health and mobility will be discussed upon, said Safir Adeni, president, TiE, Hyderabad. “In energy we will discuss energy management in grids and harnessing of renewable energy sources. In mobility we will discuss multi-modal transport, GPS-enabled transit and also automated traffic,” Adeni said. Delivering the keynote address, Jayesh Ranjan, secretary, IT said that the State Government was planning to set up a national repository for smart technologies.

In the coming sessions experts will discuss smart buildings, environment, ICT, education, governance and citizenship, the organisers said.

SourceL: The Hindu

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