Ludhiana:Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) organised a training programme on ‘Improving e-Governance in Agriculture’ for extension officers of State Agriculture and Allied Departments and ATMA staff from August 16-19 at Ludhiana.
The programme was attended by 25 participants including scientists from KVKs of GADVASU.
The objective of the programme was to impart knowledge to trainees about concept of e-Governance and its importance in agriculture and allied sectors for providing more farmer-centric and transparent services. Electronic Governance refers to those governance processes in which Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play an active role in delivering governance related products and services.
Dr H S Dhaliwal, Director PAMETI inaugurated the training programme and emphasised on the current need of using ICTs in Agriculture and Allied sectors for automating the processes and for reaching more number of beneficiaries in short period. Umang Sharma, Associate Fellow (SA) from Mahatama Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Chandigarh introduced the concept of e-Governance and its importance in providing openness, better participation, responsibility, effectiveness and consistency in government processes. Rahul Dabral from Department of Governance Reforms, Ludhiana with his practical approach, threw light on Digital India concept and its implementation through various projects in Punjab.
The programme concluded with the feedback from the participants. Trainees pointed out that awareness about concept of e-Governance in Agriculture and its implementation is very important. They stressed on organising such trainings in future too.
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