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A Scheme for bringing E-Governance in the Directorates and  Field Units of Department of Agriculture & Cooperation(DAC)

A Turnkey Project being executed by National Informatics Centre(NIC)

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for DACNET, a Central Sector Scheme worth Rs.18.39 crores has been signed by Shri M. Moni, Deputy Director General, NIC and Shri  Paul  Joseph,  Joint Secretary (IT),  DAC  on   12/09/2001    for  strengthening informatics to bring E-Governance  in  40    Directorates / Attached / Subordinates  offices  of  DAC and their  200  Field  Units. The scheme is being executed by NIC with a timeframe of 18 months.

 NIC will :-

  • Establish functional hardware/software tools
  • Provide training
  • Develop Application Software
  • Assist in further system enhancement, if required
  • Establish LAN / Network / Internet Service  


DACNET – An e-Governance Project  

This is an e-governance Project of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, being executed by National Informatics Centre to facilitate Agriculture-on-line. NIC’s focus is on increasing value in the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC) and enhancing its relationships with its minimum agenda of e-governance: Integration of Government Functions (G2G), Integrating Agri-Business Partners (B2B), Connecting Farmers (C2C), Empowering Employees, Enhancing Government productivity and value and financial services.  To meet the needs of these constituencies, the Department first must be able to rely on a strong e-Business Infrastructure and empower Information Technology (IT) to respond effectively to the pressures placed by the demands. A powerful e-Business infrastructure is the foundation for success which enables the Decision Makers to make quick decisions reducing the cost and increasing the productivity. Instead of islands of independent systems, these solutions are designed to provide the highest levels of reliability, scalability and functionality, which will facilitate to produce showcase products of next generation applications.  The Project Team has looked into  the revolutionary .NET Platform which facilitates adoption of XML, SOAP, UDDI and Web services amongst the software architects and developers community. The goal of NIC is to deliver coherent and integrated solutions (best practices, experiences and global solutions) that enables the Department to succeed, and establish online Agricultural Information to farmers using ICT.  In order to bring e-governance and to establish an Intranet for all the offices of DAC, NIC will facilitate the Directorates and it's field units to be connected and have access to information like :-    

      Messaging and Workflow Solutions

      Portal Services

      Decision Support System  


DACNET is conceived and designed to address the following issues:
  • Quantitative enhancements in the work culture by introducing better transparency and work flow application
  • Streamlining the existing methods and practices, both administrative and technical aspects
  • Easy access to the publishable information with minimum administrative intervention, with proper query and request features.
  • Faster and reliable information dissemination and exchange across the Ministry and their Directorates and Field Units
  • Greater integration and use of the data from variety of data sources
  • Optimal utilization of available resources including office stationary and there by helping to inch towards the paper-less office
  • Intranet to Internet capability to provide telecommuting features and thus providing geography-independent working
  • Better communication among the officers of the organization using E-Mail/Messaging to enhance better coordination, knowledge sharing and research.

 DACNET will include:

  • Establishing e-business infrastructure
  • To implement various e-Governance solutions and make it as showcase for other Government Departments to follow
  • Achieving the minimum agenda of e-Governance
  • Developing e-Governance application packages
  • Integration of Government functions (G2G)
  • Enhancing Government productivity
  • Portal (http://dacnet.nic.in/) to facilitate dissemination of information
  • Decision support for planners
  • IT Empowerment of the officials of the Directorates/Attached/Subordinate and the Field Units
  • Usher in e-Governance which could even eventually facilitate Agriculture-on-line