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Vidisha becomes first district to provide 5G-enabled solutions offered by startups

The 5G-enabled solutions of startups and SMEs in Vidisha, focus on healthcare, agriculture, dairy farming, education and skill development, benefiting Vidisha’s rural community at large
Vidisha becomes first district to provide 5G-enabled solutions offered by startups
Vidisha becomes first district to provide 5G-enabled solutions offered by startups

Vidisha, an aspirational district of Madhya Pradesh became the first-ever district in India for the on-ground deployment of innovative 5G use cases offered by startups – a joint initiative by Vidisha district administration and Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) under the guidance of Additional Secretary (Telecom) & Administrator, Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).

In a bid to accelerate digital transformation across socio-economic verticals, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Under Telecom Startups & MSMEs Mission (TSuM) and 5G Vertical Engagement Partnership Program (VEPP), have been facilitating collaborations of digital communication tech-startups and SMEs to potential user communities such as state governments, smart cities, aspirational districts and vertical industries. Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), DoT being a pioneer in emerging digital communication technologies, is front-ending the “5G use case promotional pilot” for deploying 5G/4G/IoT innovative solutions of startups and SMEs in Vidisha with a focus on healthcare, agriculture, dairy farming, education and skill development, benefiting Vidisha’s rural community at large.

5G use case the promotional pilot

On January 12, 2023, during the Additional Secretary (T) visit to Vidisha district, the following 5G/IoT use cases were demonstrated by startups in collaboration with C-DOT

Superceuticals- 5G/4G-enabled smart health kiosk for measuring vitals and performing tests almost instantaneously.

Ambupod: 5G/4G-enabled auto ambulance with basic life safety support and measurement of vitals with remote doctor support.

LogyAI: Cataract eye screening application using a smartphone for quick and effective screening of cataract disease.

Easiofy: AR/VR-3D visualisation application for lung and brain scans (CT/XRAY) for effective diagnosis.

TechXR: AR/VR- 3D immersive experience kit for students for enhanced learning and teaching tool for innovative teaching methods.

BKC Aggregators: Fasal Salah App- personalised crop advisory for farmers to take informed decisions and connect with mandis, traders, state subsidies and insurance for crops.

Dvara Surabhi: Unique Biometric muzzle identity of cattle to be used by the state department and insurance companies, and predicting health status of cattle to be used by dairy farmers.

C-DOT (R&D Arm of DoT): One-stop platform integrating all the health suits enabling teleconsultation and e-learning solution suits.

Under the 5G use case promotional pilot, these use cases will be deployed at community and district health centres, model schools, agri and dairy farmers, and skill development centres for a period of one year and may be extended subsequently as per the need. These digital solutions will also get powered by BharatNet broadband to provide uninterrupted services to user communities of Vidisha. Post the successful demos of digital solutions on January 12, 2023, purchase-cum-service orders and agreements have been signed with C-DOT and seven startups.

Read more: 6 tech-enabled startups pledge to bring a change in rural India in 2023

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