Voice of Talbehat

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Registration Name : eINDIA2011/AN/218
Project Category : eGov::Best Government to Citizens Initiative of the Year
Project Name : Voice of Talbehat

Details of Applicant :
Name : Shantanu Gupta
Address : Talbehat Nagar Panchayat Office Talbehat
City : Lalitpur
State : Uttarpradesh
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 284126

Details of Project/Implementing Agency :
Name of Organisation : Talbehat Nagar Panchayat
Address : Talbehat Nagar Panchayat Office,Talbehat,Talbehat
City : Lalitpur
State : Uttarpradesh
Country : INDIA
Zip Code : 284126
Name of the head of Organisation : Mukta Soni
Website : http://bdachange.blogspot.com/2011/10/voice-of-talbehat-reaching-out-to.html

Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :
“Messages broadcasted form “Voice of Talbehat’s” control room involves information on “Tahsil Divas”, urgent requirement of blood for patients, free advices from doctors on seasonal diseases, information about weather, train schedules, religious greetings, information about lost and found items in the town, messages form police to maintain peace in the town, information about government schemes etc

Why was the project started :
To connect with the people of town

Objective :
So that council president and members be connected with the people
Target group : 25 Thousand people of Talbehat
Geographical reach : Talbehat Town, Lalitpur (UP)
Date from which the project became operational : 1 January 2009
Is the Project still operational : YES

10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

  1. As its voice based, even illiterate people can know the message
  2. With in no time, message/information will reach to 20-25k population of the town
  3. Simple control room and speaker model is used
  4. Started with minimum expense per person
  5. Very low maintenance required
  6. Does not need high technical know how to operate the system
  7. Voice modulation (male/female/sad/happy/tone) can be modulated on the fly as per the type of message
  8. Police, doctors, administration can quickly resch out to people
  9. Can be great binder in the town society
  10. Amazing example of usage of technology in small town

List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

  1. With in no time, message/information will reach to 20-25k population of the town
  2. QUICKLY Getting required blood group in case Of accidents
  3. Quickly getting the owner of lost/found items
  4. Quickly able to maintain peace in the city in case of problems
  5. Quickly sending required information to all literate / illiterate population of the town

List the 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme/project/initiative :

  1. Approval of the funds form the council
  2. Acceptance of people
  3. Technical expertise to set up the system
  4. Technical expertise for the regular maintenance of the system
  5. Sustaining the initiative over years

List the 5 points how can the programme serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

  1. Low cost model for small town councils
  2. Low Technical expertise to set up the system
  3. Low Technical expertise for the regular maintenance of the system
  4. Easy to Sustain the initiative over years
  5. Can be accessed by even illiterate people in interiors of India

List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/initiative :

  1. Can be easily scaled to different town councils of India
  2. Can be budgeted in all small town councils project budgets
  3. Further cheaper models can be developed to reduce cost
  4. SMS/EMAIL based models can be used among educated youth
  5. New type of messages can be explored for better acceptance

Documents publishing URL :

  1. http://bdachange.blogspot.com/2011/10/voice-of-talbehat-reaching-out-to.html


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7 Responses to Voice of Talbehat

  1. mail2shan says:

    amazing concept. The small town teaching India, how to connect to it’s people…

  2. mail2shan says:

    Loved the simplicity of the idea

  3. Ravi Kant Tripathi says:

    This is Good job.

  4. YOGESH says:

    Excellent Initiative taken by an ordinary Citizen…. Guided us to a newer and hitech solution for PUBLIC Communication……… He must be awarded

  5. Loved the simplicity of the idea

  6. Akhilesh Dev says:

    need to be change.now the launch of e- Gov.