A Comprehensive Study of Gram Panchayats and

Community Developments Blocks



Edited by Dr N. Seshagiri
Founder Director General, National Informatic Centre (NIC),
Government of India

  Reviewed on 27 December 2012 in "Mail Today"  
For researchers , writers, scholars, administrators, planners, tourists, librarians etc. who want to know about Rural India closely.
or the first time in Indian history a massive survey on its 72.2% rural population living in 638588 villages comprising of 6311 Community Development Blocks (rural areas earmarked for administrator and development) and 240561 Gram Panchayats has been published in 27 crown-sized volumes with maps and coloured illustrations.
Relevant more than 175 information on each CD block have been given in detail.
A Sample CD block of all Indian states and UT are given below, you just have to choose the state you want to see:

Union Territories

Dr.N. Seshagiri was a scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research from 1966 to 1971, he joined as Director in the Government of India. He founded the National Informatics Center (NIC) in 1975 and was its Director-General till 2000, while simunltaeously holding the post of Additional Secretary since 1984, Special Secretary in the planning Commission since 1993 and in the Ministry of Information Technology up to 2000.

Currently he is Emeritus Scientist in CMMACS of CSIR and Advisor to HCL Infosystems Ltd. He setup NICNET, the first nationwide computer network in India and a PSU:NIC Service Inc.

Some of the award and honours to his credit are:'Asiad Jyothi' awarded by the President of India; Udyog jyothi Award; Om Prakash Bhasin Award for Telecom; Vikram Sarabhai Research Award; DATAQUEST Award for Lifetime Contribution to IT; ELCINA Lifetime Award; NAFEN IT Excellence Award; and System Society Gold Medal.

He was an elected Governor of the Internation Council for Computer-Communication at Geneva, a nominated Governor of UNESCO Institute for IT in Eductaion at Moscow, and a Director of IT Pour La Development International at Paris. He is Fellow of several scientific and technical Academic and Institutions. He has authored 8 books, edited 8 other books and authored over 85 research papers.

The president of India awarded to him 'Padam Bhushan' in 2005.
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