The second day of “India Stack Knowledge Exchange” – setting up more than 9800 Atal Tinkering Labs
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The second day of India Stack Knowledge Exchange witnesses a brainstorming discussion and knowledge sharing on Health Stack, Agri-Stack, Skilling Stack and Digital Inclusion
India Stack has enabled the establishment of more than 9800 Atal Tinkering Labs
Digital solutions such as FRUITS, Kisan Sarathi, e-NAM, M4AGRI and Soil Health Card will revolutionize the digital agriculture ecosystem in India
By GDP Delhi
As part of the celebration of Digital India Week from July 4 to July 9, 2022, a dedicated three-day event titled “India Stack Knowledge Exchange” is being organized from July 7 to July 9, 2022. The four sessions were held on the 8e July 2022 as part of the virtual event.
The first thematic session was held on “Health Stack”. Dr. RS Sharma, CEO, NHA, shared the information on CO-WIN and its magnitude leading to the delivery of 2 billion doses of covid vaccines. He informed that the platform is robust enough to handle a peak of 25 million APIs on the day. He also said the Unified Health Interface will integrate various health systems to provide a common interface for stakeholders. Dr. Praveen Gedam, Addl. CEO, NHA and Mission Director, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) explained ABDM and highlighted the electronic health record and its role in creating a digital health ecosystem. Dr. Seema Khanna, DDG, NIC shared the genesis of Aarogya Setu, its impact in terms of 216 million downloads, and how privacy concerns were addressed. Dr. Sanjay Sood, Project Manager, CDAC, moderated the session and shared his perspective on e-Sanjeevani, a telemedicine solution that has benefited 8.1 million consultations.
This was followed by two parallel thematic sessions titled “AgriStack” and “Technology Stack for Skilling”.
MJ Satyanarayana, Chief Advisor, C4IR India, World Economic Forum delivered the keynote address on “IDEA – India Digital Ecosystem for Agriculture”. He explained the challenges facing the agricultural sector in India and IDEA’s value-based approach. He insisted on the shift from “systemic thinking” to “ecosystemic thinking” with IDEA. The session on AgriStack was moderated by Dr. Ranjna Nagpal, Sr. DDG, NIC, and the distinguished panel included Mr. Rajeev Chawla, Chief Knowledge Officer & Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, Dr. Vinay Thakur, Chief Operating Officer , NeGD, MeitY and Dr Kapil Ashok Bendre, Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The panel deliberated on the need for a farmer database, farmer ID, integration of farmer-centric systems and databases. The challenges of identifying a genuine farmer and targeted service delivery were discussed along with a dynamic solution facilitated by FRUITS (unified farmer registration and beneficiary information system). The soil health map workflow, its coverage on a pan-India basis, success stories and potential use cases were discussed. Electronic National Agriculture Market (E-NAM), its coverage of 1260 agricultural markets in 25 states and UT were explained. The mobile application called M4AGRI and Kisan Sarathi and its operational status in 6 NER states were covered. The panel concluded that the integration of agro-related systems is the way forward as envisaged under the IDEA.
Dr. Jaideep Kumar Mishra, Additional Secretary, MeitY, facilitated the Technology Stack for Skills. Mr. Hemang Jani, Secretary of the Capacity Building Commission, Ms. Deepali Upadhyay, Director of AIM (NITI Aayog), and Ms. Kirti Seth, CEO, NASSCOM – Future Skills, graced the sessions as panelists and expressed their views on Mission KarmaYogi, Atal Tinkering Lab, FutureSkills Prime, Digital Literacy, Capacity Building Through Technology and iGoT. It was also shared during the session that more than 9800 Atal DIY Labs were only possible due to the technology stack and other platforms developed by the government and external agencies.
The last session of the day was on the theme “Digital Inclusion and Connecting Unconnected”.
Digital inclusion and unconnected connection
This session was moderated by Mr. Sushil Pal, co-secretary, MeitY. The thought-provoking panel discussion was graced by Mr. Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Rakesh, CEO, Shared Service Center (CSC), Mr. Anil Agarwal, Addl. Director, NeGD and Dr Padmaja Joshi, Senior Director, CDAC. The panel examined the challenges associated with digital inclusion and deepened discussions on MyGov, CSC, UMANG and mSeva App Store. The panel concluded that the technical challenge is not the critical factor to enable effective service delivery, but it really takes a lot of effort to bring about process re-engineering, change management and stakeholder capacity building. .
Recorded sessions can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/DigitalIndiaofficial. The last day of India Stack Knowledge Exchange 2022 will be on July 9, 2022.