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Mori village in Andhra Pradesh chosen for development as smart village

Jun 21, 2016 17:35 IST

Mori village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh will be developed as a smart village of global standards. Towards this endeavor, the partners in the project on 19 June 2016 announced that prototype will be ready by mid-December 2016.

Under the project, the village will be developed as a self-contained sustainable business model.

Features of Mori smart village project

• Mori is a small cashew-exporting village in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district.

• The project involves using digital tools, real time information and uninterrupted internet connectivity.

• Under the project, the village will be equipped with fibre optic connectivity. Around 1900 households will be connected with 15 Mbps link.

• In order to strengthen brand image, e-commerce will be introduced to local villagers.

• For developing sustainable business environment, organic farming for shrimp hatcheries will be encouraged. Besides, direct marketing facilities will be offered to cashew farmers.

• To provide 24*7 power supply, uninterrupted power supply (USP) will be put in place.

• The Innovation Society of the Andhra Pradesh Government, the University of California at Berkeley, and several leading technology organizations including Google, Cisco, IBM, Ericsson are involved in the project.

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