Smart Village Initiatives: An Overview

  • Sroojani Mohanty
  • Bhagyashree Mohanta
  • Pragyan NandaEmail author
  • Siddhartha Sen
  • Srikanta Patnaik
Part of the Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies book series (MOST, volume 17)


This chapter postulates that a smart village is built on the philosophy of a self-sustaining ecosystem, one that is capable of adapting to changing governance regimes and generating resources in order to augment human development. Education, health, sanitation, information connectivity, electrification, establishment of cottage and small-scale industries, etc. are the critical dimensions of a ‘smart village’. The entire globe today strives for a ‘Sustainable Development’ agenda that would include smart villages. As the chapter posits, rural-urban migration, and economic vulnerability stemming from unemployment could be prevented by rejuvenating rural infrastructure. The goal of this chapter is to discuss various smart village initiatives and technologies to improve the lives of people in the rural areas while respecting their local environment, beginning with the basic or first phase of development in which small technological initiatives can lead to healthier living.


Smart agriculture Rural development Migration Employment Food and water security Renewable energy and sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sroojani Mohanty
    • 1
  • Bhagyashree Mohanta
    • 2
  • Pragyan Nanda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Siddhartha Sen
    • 3
  • Srikanta Patnaik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyIIMTBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and TechnologySOA UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  3. 3.School of Architecture and PlanningMorgan State UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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