Orissa Child Tracking System Based on ABBYY Software Is Awarded by Indian Prime Minister

August 19, 2008

ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that Child Tracking System implemented in the state of Orissa, India, and based on ABBYY FormReader was awarded by the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, as an “outstanding initiative” in Public Administration. The project was initiated by Orissa Primary Education Program Authority (OPEPA) to improve the situation with primary education in Orissa and, as a result, to bring all children to school. The system was implemented by ABBYY’s long-time partner and technology provider Netspider Infotech India Limited (NIIL). 


"We are very pleased that Orissa child tracking project received this award and very proud to share the success with our long-term partner Netspider Infotech India Limited that adapted ABBYY FormReader to local needs and skillfully implemented this socially important project," said Helen Pospelova, International Sales Director at ABBYY Russia. 


The goal of the project was to create a database containing information about all children of the state from birth to age 14. Information gathered from 7.7 million handwritten forms in Oriya language made up the contents of a comprehensive web-based database in English language in slightly over 6 months. The ABBYY’s data capture technology and expert assistance of Netspider Infotech made it possible to track each and every out-of-school child and elevate the primary level educational status of Orissa.