November 19, 2012   www.indiagovernance.gov.in
In this issue
    Monitoring health
    Controlling cyber crimes
    Emerging liberal state
    Promoting rehabilitation
Featured Best Practice
Farm mechanisation initiative in Madhya Pradesh
By enabling access to advanced agricultural technologies and machinery among farmers, Yantradoot Village Scheme, a farm mechanisation initiative of the Government of Madhya Pradesh, aims to increase agricultural productivity and empower the farming community in the state.
In Focus
ICT based system for improving local governance
By institutionalising an innovative ICT based intervention, Pancha Tantra Online System is playing a key role in enhancing the working of gram panchayats in Karnataka and facilitating greater accountability and transparency in local governance.
High risk pregnancy tracking system in Rajasthan
Serving as a network to monitor health of pregnant women in Rajasthan, the High Risk Pregnancy Tracking System is creating community awareness about pregnancy related risks, rendering health care services to women and reducing maternal mortality.
Cyber crime and laws in India
This report elaborates the role of police and judiciary in controlling cyber crimes such as forgery, counterfeiting, fraud and provides ten case studies for the same.
Effectiveness of tobacco control measures in India
This paper stresses the need to check India's progress in implementing the WHO Framework Convention through the use of Global Adult Tobacco Survey and suggests improvement measures for the same.
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Events & Announcements
Tenth conference on linking health with regional and social development
When: 21 - 23 November, 2012
The conference will focus on the linkages between health, regional and social development and will discuss various socio-economic determinants and strategies for universal access to health care.
First world congress on community based rehabilitation
When: 28 - 30 November, 2012
The event will bring together stakeholders on community based rehabilitation and discuss operational guidelines to accelerate the realisation of Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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Need for a strong liberal state to transform India
Sandipan Deb reviews Gurcharan Das's book India Grows at Night that brings out the need for a political front to support economic and institutional reforms to transform India into a global power.
About GKC
The Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction (CBPR) Programme, launched by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions  in 2005, aims at building the capacity of the Indian civil service for improved public service delivery for the purposes of poverty reduction. The Governance Knowledge Centre (GKC), undertaken by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG) has been envisaged as a key initiative under CBPR to serve as a digital single point of reference on good governance practices that would aid in building capacity at the district, state and centre.
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