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New Delhi:  While C Mobile Application will be effective fishermen in Odisha and other Coastal States, Sensor Network will be helpful in helping avoidance of Train-Elephant Collision, which Odisha is facing frequently.

Both the innovative solutions have come as blessings for people and animal. Recipients of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards have innovated these smart solutions, have been honored by the Union Government.

While Sreenivas Karanam of Bangalore has generated C Mobile Solution, Prof Subrat Kar, New Delhi has developed Innovative solution for Large Scale Sensor Network and Devices to avoid Train-Animal Conflict.

Mr.Karanam, opined that that the system can be made operational in coastal areas of other states like Odisha, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu so that more fishermen can be benefitted as it is successfully operating along Kerala coast.

Prof.Kar said that such kind of sensors are very much needed in other  corridors where wild elephants and other animals often cross railway tracks and lose their life due to collision with speeding trains.

Odisha is continuously facing Elephant-Train Collision and frequent deaths of pachyderms are causing concern among the wild life conservationists.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Electronics &IT and Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for Communications and Electronics & IT, presented the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards including cash award of Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively to both the Awardees.

Both the Ministers appreciated the efforts of both awardees in leveraging the telecom technology through their innovative ideas for the benefit of fishermen and in wildlife conservation.

To motivate the Telecom Skill ecosystem, Department of Telicommunications(DoT)  launched Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards scheme in 2017, to reward the successful telecom skilled people for their special contributions  in the areas of Telecom Skilling, Telecom Services, Telecom Manufacturing, Telecom Applications in deploying telecom dependent sectoral solutions for different fields such as agriculture, commerce, health, education etc.

The award was named after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay  to commemorate his  birth centenary.

Mr.Karanam, Bangalore was selected for the First prize for his contribution in developing a cost-effective customized technical solution under the brand ‘C mobile’, for deep sea communication, operating along the Kerala coast, facilitating communication among fishermen and issue of weather alerts etc .

The service enables the fishermen to have one-one voice calls, group calls, SMS, Location services and Emergency services while they are out of GSM coverage area.

 he service  is available from Thiruvanathapuram to Calicut, almost 500km along Kerala coast, with devices installed in nearly 900 motor boats.

Prof. Subrat Kar, New Delhi was selected for the Second prize for his innovative solution on development & deployment of a large scale sensor network  and devices to avoid train-animal collision , which works without interfering with natural movements, behavior of animals, thereby helping in wildlife conservation.

The system under pilot phase, is installed in Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand ,  to prevent elephant deaths by train-elephant collision.

Prof.Kar has been requested to extend this idea to detect crop raiding by elephant herds in villages in the states, for the benefit of farmers.

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