Mobiles for social change3 min read 08 Jul 2013, 12:49 AM IST
Various examples show the role mobile phones can play to trigger social and behavioural changes in India
Not many of us are aware of the role that mobile phones can play to trigger social and behavioural changes in India. Let us look at a few examples. Mobile Kunji has been implemented in eight districts under the Ananya programme, an initiative to help frontline health workers in Bihar to provide better healthcare services through an innovative mobile job-aid tool. An interactive voice response system-based daily monitoring system is implemented by the mid-day meal authority in Uttar Pradesh and is being used to regularly monitor and track the mid-day meal scheme in around 150,000 schools across the state through mobile technology.
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