The partners were selected for Decentralised Information Management Initiative and the stakeholders were identified, but there still remained one question. Where could the process be implemented within a short time span to easily monitor the results emerging from it? Dakshin Dinajpur district turned out to be the right location. 
 

Dakshin Dinajpur was the smallest district in West Bengal with just 8 blocks and 65-gram panchayats. The district had a total area of s 2220 sq kms and a total population of 1,503,178.  Maximum population of the district lived in the rural areas. Rural female literacy of the district at 50% was lower than the state average of 53% but higher than the neighbouring districts of Uttar Dinajpur (31%), Malda (38%), Murshidabad (46%) and Jalpaiguri (47%).  
 

The District Administration of Dakshin Dinajpur was willing to undertake an experiment that could institutionalize regular information flow between all stakeholders in the district, block and gram panchayat level. Thus Dakshin Dinajpur was selected was the location for implementing Decentralised Information Management Initiative.