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Technique to Measure Smart Village Performance

Now that the services in smart villages are developed, they need to be assessed by measuring their performance. This includes measurement of individual services and the performance of the village as a whole. There must be standard parameters for success in reference to timeliness response and remedy of complaints, satisfaction to users, accessibility, and so on, and the performance on different parameters are compared with those

FIGURE 7.2

Governance hierarchical model of a smart village.

FIGURE 7.3

Performance measurement scorecard.

standards to measure the exact extent of success. A balanced scorecard approach is shown in Figure 7.3 (Kaplan, Marvin Bower). This model should be of great help.

Conclusion

Smart villages are needed for the welfare of rural people. Technologies are available to make a village smart but due to lack of appropriate strategies, lack of proper, integrated, implementable planning, lack of congenial monitoring, and above all lack of significant execution of activities, there has been failure. However, a framework comprising various factors, such as technological factors, social factors, legal and governance factors, and their measurements could be used for designing and developing smart villages in India. An ecosystem should be developed for these smart villages, focusing attention on its location as well as the investment opportunity. Here it is also suggested that in order to develop smart villages, the public-private partnership (PPP) model could be of great help. It would be compulsory for the companies taking part in the PPP model to develop these smart villages. It is expected that these concepts and recommendations can be applied in developing smart towns and semi-urban areas to develop smaller towns near the big cities of India. However, it should be kept in mind that the mere development of these smart villages may not suffice the purpose of betterment of living standards, but attention is to be focused holistically on the sustainability of these smart villages.

 
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