Microsoft Mission 2007 Award for Rural Innovation
- 22 July 2009 Microsoft Mission 2007: Over 400 proposals were received in response to the Rural Innovation Fund, a Fund created for Mission 2007 by Microsoft and telecentre.org.The aim of the Fund is to support those working towards developing innovative applications / solutions / content / services in areas related to Mission 2007 needs.
- SOS ICS being awarded by Microsoft Mission 2007 for Rural Innovation.
- Village Centric Disaster Management System.
- Proposal to develop a 'Village Centric Disaster Management System: SOS-ICS' submitted by Vritti Solutions Ltd., Mumbai, leading to better response and relief measures in case of disasters.
- A Disaster Response Network (DRN) for collecting information about likely disaster threats, and resources like man, machine / equipment, support services and key persons, will be created at village level and structured in such a way that it can be consolidated at Taluka, District, State or National level.
- The winning project are in areas of urgent needs awaiting appropriate solutions: Rural Health Care, Education, E-Commerce, Community Training and Disaster Management.