Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched #TwitterSamvad, a service where 16 government accounts will now be able to send their tweets as an SMS to Indian citizens. It is aimed to boost the nation’s e-governance plans by helping government bodies and leaders communicate directly with citizens on a daily basis via tweets and SMS on their mobile devices. With Twitter Samvad, every day, a set of curated tweets will be delivered from the government and leaders’ accounts to mobile users across the country as SMSes.
The plus point of this service is that people with or without an Internet data plan can register by just giving a missed call to a unique numbers for each of the 16 partners.
We believe that #TwitterSamvad can also be used during emergency with the ability to deliver live updates by government bodies. including time sensitive information like law and order situations as well a details about any rescue efforts.
To give in more details, it is worthy to note that Twitter had recently acquired ZipDial, an Indian company which has led to the Twitter Samvad initiative launched recently.
The company is boasting of the initiative which it believes as a service for the people and of the people.