Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched the CodeforAP program in Vijayawada today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said CodeforAP is supporting Andhra Pradesh. “During Pushkaralu, our government has worked on getting crowd feed back through IVRS system. That worked well. We now want CodeforAP to work on applications that will not only support the government, but also come up with innovative ideas for delivering citizen services.”
“One in four techies in the US are from India. Among them, one or two belong to Andhra Pradesh. This shows how we have been able to create a good ecosystem for engineers from Telugu State. We will now create a better ecosystem in the new State of Andhra Pradesh to promote talent and innovation”, he said.
CodeforAP (http://codeforap.org/) is a non-profit organization in the US that is supporting Andhra Pradesh in various technology applications in e-governance, economic and social development, delivering citizen services, health and social services, rural education and agriculture. Set up on July 4, 2015, the organisation has 100 volunteers working with 30 government departments by offering them through technology-based solutions to streamline work.
Some of the projects in pipeline are: “Dial an Expert”, a concept where we bridge the gap between government officials and citizens, . “Open Directory” a project to keep track of all the government personnel with their contact details. The volunteers, who run the organisation from the United States with local support, say this is their way of contributing to Andhra Pradesh and help the State grow into a digitally-empowered and a knowledge-based economy. (NSS)