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PUBLICATIONS


White Paper:
Harnessing Internet of Things in Rural India

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White Paper:
Using Sensors for good. How the IoT can improve lives.

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White Paper:
What the Iot means for the Public Sector.

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White Paper:
Harnessing Internet of Things for Global Development

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AGRICULTURE
As an area that has constantly been changed by technology, agriculture is ripe for taking advantage of the new opportunities formed by IoT. An article by The Economist suggests that growth has been very slow for agricultural productivity in India. In India, agriculture plays a vital role in driving the economy and it is mainly dependent on natural resources and the condition of the climate, thus, on circumstances which are out of the farmer's control. Another report by Beecham predicts that food production must increase by 70% to meet our population of 9.6 billion. A revolution in the way farming is done is needed which gives results. Fundamentally, farmers care about results. Agriculture technology needs to deliver new, incremental value throughout the product lifecycle to support its inclusion. IoT can help farmers understand the variabilities of agriculture.

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ENERGY
Electricity usage is essential for daily life and is something whose shortage affects the quality of life, employability and investment in that particular area. In rural India, due to the disorganised infrastructure and corruption, power theft is such a big issue that its value equals 1.5% of the national GDP. In India, 400 million people are without electricity access and 625 million depend on bio-mass for cooking fuel. In villages, there is heavy usage of kerosene lamps which are polluting and energy consumption in general needs to be minimised without reducing the quality-of-service (QoS). The most significant way limited energy sources affect villages is that the days are 12-hour days rather than 24 hours and it is also one of the main reasons why organisations are hesitant to invest branches in rural India.

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DISASTER
According to a World Bank study, more than 95% of deaths caused by natural disasters happen in developing countries. India is quite vulnerable to disasters because of its increasing population, complex geology with remote rural areas and comparatively low manpower. The country needs modern technology to do what it cannot at the moment with the current level of resources it possesses. This is not to say that the IoT is a magic wand which will solve everything, but, it will help agencies in predicting disasters, managing them and controlling its impact.

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TRANSPORT
Inefficient systems lead to poor service for delivery of goods. Logistics become complicated i.e. missing goods and breakage in deliveries is a huge concern for rural people as they depend on these deliveries for food supply and medicine. Safety of drivers is a major concern as well because of the uneven terrain of the roads in rural India.

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ENVIRONMENT
India's economic growth has been overshadowed by an environment which consists of heavy air pollution in rural areas from tractors, trucks and factories, poor preservation of forests, precious animals going extinct and a growing scarcity of natural resources that are essential for sustaining further growth and eliminating poverty. It is no coincidence that the poorest areas of the country are also some of the most environmentally disadvantageous. Some of the other advantages the IoT provides for the environment which have already been talked about:-

  • Precision Agriculture which controls the level of pesticide, fertilizer and water used.
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Renewable energy to stop people in rural areas from using wood, charcoal etc. which causes pollution.

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EDUCATION
To grow into a developed country, our country needs to make the majority of our population educated and base a strong foundation on education. It is imperative that problems such as poor student attendance and a crumbling infrastructure are solved so that kids in the rural areas can compete with kids in the urban areas. In villages, the problems are unique, in terms of, a language barrier and even teacher absenteeism which means that the IoT can be installed to maintain transparency and localisation.

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HEALTH
Nowhere does IoT offer greater promise than in the field of healthcare and nowhere is it needed more. All over the developing world, the poor have appalling standards of healthcare. In India, whilst there have been a lot of plans and proposals such as WHO's 'Health for All', there is still an extreme inequality in healthcare with 70% of the population having no access to specialist care as 80% of specialists live in urban areas and only 13% of the rural population having access to a health center and even lower (9.6%) for a hospital. Economic deprivations in a large segment of the population results in poor access to health care. Poor educational status leads to non-utilization of scanty health services and increases avoidable risk factors. Both of which are closely related to life expectancy and IMR (Infant Mortality Rate).

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SAFETY
Apart from an inefficient law and order, there is a lack of awareness of on how technology can play a part in surveillance of citizens to bring the crime rate down. Women, elders and children are the biggest beneficiaries with IoT safety technology.

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WATER
Water is a basic human need. Insufficiency of water with irregular rain and storage capacity and long-term availability of freshwater resources for agriculture in India is a major concern.

Mainly rural India has to depend on wells to access groundwater sources which is overexploited due to lack of awareness and inadequate maintenance of water resources. With child malnourishment, low agricultural productivity and water-borne diseases using poor quality of potable water, the IoT can help add value to government plans such as Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan or the National Water Policy.

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SANITATION
Sanitation is seen as a major cause of disease in rural India and 750 million of the 2.4 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation live in India, with 80% of those in rural areas. India needs to adhere to efficiently managing waste to improve malnourishment which is linked to access to food as well as safe drinking water and proper sanitation. Water related diseases like malaria, cholera and typhoid comprise of two-thirds of illnesses among children.36 In line with legislation such as 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the government has vowed to take steps to clean India, build toilets and rid it of unsanitary conditions. IoT devices can improve this public health crisis for local communities.

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