Adoption and adaptation of technology and introduction of innovations are critical to this programme. These would broadly be in the following areas:
i. Space applications and remote sensing: This will be used in the planning and monitoring of the programmes. Assets will also be mapped using GIS. The State remote sensing agencies would provide necessary support.
ii. Mobile based technologies - These are essentially for monitoring the programmes through geo-tagging. The NIC would provide the necessary modules and the support.
iii. Agriculture related technologies and innovations - These could improve productivity and add value –to be sourced from the local Krishi Vigyan Kendra and the District ATMA.
iv. Livelihood related technologies and innovations -These could be sourced from the National Innovation Foundation and the Bank of Ideas and Innovations set up by the Ministry through the State Rural Livelihood Missions.
v. Appropriate building construction technologies -These would be developed using expert organisations which work with local material and local designs. The Ministry of Rural Development and Rural Housing Knowledge Network of IIT Delhi would provide the necessary back-up.
vi. Road construction technologies - This would be made available by The National Roads Development Agency of the Ministry of Rural Development.
vii. Water supply and sanitation related technologies -The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation would provide the technologies that are cost efficient and innovative.
The Ministry of Rural Development would prepare a compendium of relevant technologies and innovations and carry out a dissemination exercise specially aimed at Adarsh Grams.