IT ENABLED SOCIETY
Information technology which has revolutionized entire business world has also laiddown the foundation of a future society. A society where IT will play a verysignificant role in everybody’s life.Few of the areas where IT can provide development are as follows:1.
: Democratic sectors like government, elected representatives, political parties, citizens and voters can use the information andcommunication technology with in the political process of local communities,states, regions, nation and on global stage.1.1E-voting : The voter with the use of dedicated link to the polling site can doonline voting which is still a dream in India. Online voting will help NRIs totake part in election. Also far flung areas can be connected to the election process.1.2 E-citizen: There will be more active participation of citizen enabled byinternet, mobile communication which will help in more participatory formsof direct citizen involvement in efforts to address public challenges.2.
: Irrespective of rural or urban area, distance will be shortenedusing information technology. In such a situation an electronic connectivityshould emerge between the various State and Central GovernmentDepartments for fully committed transparent administration. A networkeddatabase with real time updated data exchange will ensure speedy service tothe people under one roof for all their government/non-government servicerequirement. Transparency will have to emerge in governance.2.1 Online consultation: The government can make its consultation framework online. This can be done by having special portal dedicated to openconsultation across the government.3.
: Through the application of information technologytools sufferings can be minimized.
A well defined website can provide a new and potentiallyrevolutionary option for the rapid, automatic, and global dissemination of disaster information. A number of individuals and groups, including severalnational meteorological services, can experiment with the Internet for real-time dissemination of weather observation, forecasts, satellite and other data.3.1Drought : A database can be maintain of all the land samples gathered fromsatellite which can be used to target potential ground water sites for taking upwell-digging programmes. Also the database provides valuable tools for evaluating areas subject to desertification.3.2Flood : In case of flood data can be effectively used for mapping andmonitoring the flood inundated areas, flood damage assessment, flood hazardzoning and post-flood survey of rivers configuration and protection works.