Mobile services have the power to change things fast and when we say fast we are counting in millions!!
E-commerce was still catching up in 2012 and most of its share was taken by Telecommunications services having 1,57,95,902 transactions between January 2012 to 2013. Owing to the great convenience it offers to people with personal reach & prompt service, The National & State level e-Governance projects were plotted quick & fast.
The project spans for 30 services offered electronically by state government bodies like Tax payments, property registrations, RTI, Passport & Visa services, Company registrations, Licenses & permits, utility services & bill payments. (Then Agriculture had only 3,169 transactions)
The very following year saw a tremendous response as the initiative took off splendidly with response from even the remotest of the regions. During January 2013 to 2014, e-commerce transaction for Agriculture surpassed every other with 16,50,01,424 transactions, followed by CSC (Land Revenue, Education, Transport, Licenses & Permits, etc) with 6,78,20,588 and Health with 5,64,96,317
Mobile based Agro-advisory services took a front row in 2013 as the service updated over 12 crore farmers across India with information, advisory and services related to agriculture.
The leading service of Kisaan SMS Portal provides vital information on crop production and marketing, animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, soil test results, selection of fertilizers, etc. based on regions. Alerts on weather forecast, disease/pest outbreak and market prices helping farmers to plant their crops accordingly.
16,00,98,066 transactions over Kisaan SMS Portal in 2013
Gujarat had the highest number of transactions followed by Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra. The Information & advisory is disseminated in Regional Languages to connect with rural population. The service can be availed with a simple one time registration, by calling a toll free number.
With the popularity of existing services, we are sure of an even more colorful pie chart in coming years.
Source of statistics and data count: etaal.gov.in