Exploring the Attributes of Technology in Addressing Challenges of Governance and Development: The Case of E-Uparjan in Madhya Pradesh

Xavier School of Rural Management-Working Paper Series-1, XSRM-WPS-1

13 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2016

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Satyendra Nath Mishra

School of Rural Management, XIM University (Formerly XIMB)

Kushankur Dey

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB)

Date Written: September 28, 2016

Abstract

Role of technology in governance and development has been an area of discourse that has generated a renewed interest among practitioners and policy makers to address the challenges of sustainable development. This essay explores the interlinkage between the attributes of technology, governance, and development through a technology enabled foodgrains procurement initiative – e-Uparjan – rolled out in Madhya Pradesh. The improvisation using a low-cost information and communication technology (ICT) has potential to play a critical role to streamline the procurement operations and secure farmer payoff under the price support scheme. e-Uparjan can be seen as a case of digital inclusion of farmers and state agencies in foodgrains procurement. The faster and near real-time information flow along the decision support system can plug-in the fund leakage, reduce transaction costs and mitigate the rent seeking behaviour of actors along the value chain.

Keywords: Technology, Governance, Development, Madhya Pradesh

JEL Classification: H19, H77, I38, O33, Z18

Suggested Citation

Mishra, Satyendra Nath and Dey, Kushankur, Exploring the Attributes of Technology in Addressing Challenges of Governance and Development: The Case of E-Uparjan in Madhya Pradesh (September 28, 2016). Xavier School of Rural Management-Working Paper Series-1, XSRM-WPS-1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2844741 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2844741

Satyendra Nath Mishra (Contact Author)

School of Rural Management, XIM University (Formerly XIMB) ( email )

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Kushankur Dey

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) ( email )

XIMB Campus,
Xavier Square
Bhubaneswar, Odissa 751013
India

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