CaneInfo All About Sugarcane
Implementing Agency: Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore
Cane Info is an interactive and user-centered website that provides a platform for sugarcane growers, cane development personnel, scientists and students to
The portal has been designed in such a way that it is easily navigable even for those with low computer-literacy levels. Large files like videos, detailed graphics, animation and audio have been restricted as learner satisfaction declines when downloads are slow. The site is trilingual – English, Hindi and Tamil. A provision for translating all the English pages to Hindi has been provided through ‘Google Translate’.
Information generated from the users through the Discussion forum is effectively moderated. CaneInfo is databasedriven and interactive. It has taken agricultural extension/ information dissemination to farmers to the next level.
Since its launch CaneInfo has received about 6-lakh hits so far. Though this website is predominantly India-specific, it has users from abroad as well. The timely intervention by CaneInfo experts helped a farmer from Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu save his sugarcane crop, by identifying the dreadful disease in a patch of his sugarcane field, through the ‘Ask a Specialist’ section of CaneInfo.
Implementing Agency: NIC District Unit, Ramabai Nagar, UP
With the initiatives of the District Magistrate of Ramabai Nagar (UP) the last mile of the district has become accessible to the top functionaries. On the
The District Magistrate gets more time for the District level planning and effective utilization of various other resources. A new era of monitoring the work of subordinate officers has also been started.