Empowerment of Farmers through ICT

Farmers  are not just gaining access to better technological information and options , but are also gaining market information and  access to more remunerative market, to become able to get better returns from the use of their available resources. To provide internet connectivity to whole communities where individuals do not have financial or technical means for this, there have been a growing number of experiments with setting up ICTcenters  at village level, as has been done

Use of mobile phones with multiple applications is now expanding rapidly in  developing countries,  giving rural people who have no access to landline phones an   opportunity to communicate quickly, and fairly cheaply, with others within their and other   communities. Voice communication by phone is important, but so is 'texting' with cheaper and equal fast SMS (short  message service) communication. Currently becoming more    important is the access to internet services and Information  that 'smart' mobile phones can live, making ICT no longer dependent on computers ,either desktop or laptop.Farmers' access to marketing information  and weather forecast s has begun change and  how they manage and benefit from their agriculture. Mobile banking is being added as another application for mobile phones to give rural people greater access to financial resources, and to get more benefit from those resources that they already dispose of.

He is currently serving people full-time and campaigning as the MLA candidate representing TDP  for 2014 Assembly elections at Madugula  Assembly Constituency, Visakhapatnam Dist. , Andhra Pradesh, India.
As the founder and CEO of Sajix, Mr. Pyala has observed that one of the reasons for the high cost of Healthcare in United states is the lack of information technology usage in this particular sector. Mr.Pyala felt that the Internet technology can be leveraged the right way to manage health care business processes in an efficient manner. He strongly felt that the existing technology (legacy) that is being used by the most of the practice management groups and hospitals need change in order to cater the present healthcare demand.

With that in mind, Mr. Pyala founded Sajix Corporation in 2005 to build a cost effective web based integrated healthcare solution with latest technology which will help healthcare organization to provide quality of care in cost effective manner. With the understanding that smaller physician practices and hospital needs cost effective solution, he created the Software as Service model where these healthcare entities can use the latest technology without being worried about hardware, other software and costly IT maintenance.
Prior to Sajix, Mr. Pyala worked as Sr. Vice President of Engineering, at SVS Services Inc, USA. Pyala has worked as Vice President of Engineering, SAP Practice at Solix Technologies, California, USA. He was responsible for product strategy, enhancements and new solution offerings for the Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite for SAP.

Prior to joining Solix, Mr. Pyala was Vice President of Engineering for Virsa systems and was instrumental in growing Virsa's business from only a few employees to over 300 employees globally and Mr Pyala also got patents for the product developed at virsa, which was later acquired by SAP. Following Virsa's acquisition by SAP, Mr. Pyala became Vice President of Product Development at SAP in their Governance, Risk and Compliance(GRC) business unit, before working in Virsa, Mr. Pyala provided consulting for various industries such as healthcare, utilities, etc. working on real-time enterprise compliance applications, manufacturing automation, ERP, e-commerce, SOA and relational and object databases.

Pyala is a working board member of the Indian American Council Confederation of Indian Industry and holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and communication engineering from Nagarjuna University in India.

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Salient features of the vision for Andhra Pradesh as lay down by Dr NT Rama Rao and successor Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu are :

  • Promote all round recognition for Telugu culture, literature and Language.
  • Promote Agriculture as a profitable and revenue making activity in villages with adequate support of technology, finances, subsidies and marketing.
  • Provision of remunerative prices for agriculture produce with MSP for many staple and commercial goods.
  • Preservation of natural resources like water minerals - greenery, environment protection for benefit of future generations.
  • Youth empowerment through skill training for educated rural youth, cultural and sports activities in rural areas to wean them away from left wing influence and also village factions.
  • More financial powers to Local self bodies from Village to Mandals - Zilla Parishads - Municipalities - Municipal corporations.
  • Farmer focused welfare and development programs for all round development of villages with institutional support rural electrification-rural roads and rural health care.
  • Promote value added education system to make future citizens not only well informed but also prepared for tasks ahead with private participation.
  • Empowerment of women to become instruments of economic activity in rural areas - with 50 % reservation in elected and constitutional bodies.
  • Housing programs for rural and urban poor with subsidies and promotion of wage labour and input components.
  • Cheap Rice to provide two meals a day to below poverty line families besides subsidized rates for essential commodities through National Public Distribution System.
  • Electoral reforms - anti defection law - root out black money in elections and corruption free India.
  • Administrative reforms - to usher in e-governance to regulate and streamline - rationings, pensions, scholarships - cheap loans to women, farmers and self-employed.
  • Youth promotion in sports, skill development, political training classes - cultural and grass root development programs.
  • Empowerment of traditional artisans, weavers and other rural occupational communities with finance and training in skills.
  • Promotion of minor and medium irrigation, micro irrigation to benefit farmers in dry and arid regions of the state.
  • To introduce a comprehensive health care system in government sector to enable access of super specialty treatment to rural poor.
  • Equitable share in budget allocation for Muslim and Christian minority for their all round growth in education, health, employment and culture.





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