1. Stage 4 & 5 Sarvodaya villages that are more organized, i.e., have a formal structure that enables coordination and direction of activities will respond more effectively to hazard warnings than less organized stage 1, 2 & 3 villages.
2. Villages that are provided training in recognizing and responding to hazards along with deployment of ICTs will respond more effectively to hazard warnings than villages that received no training.
3. Villages that have ICTs deployed for dissemination of hazard information will respond more effectively to hazard warnings than villages that have to rely on their existing channels of information for warnings.
4. ICTs that in addition to their hazard function, can also be leveraged in other areas to enrich the lives of the villages will potentially have lower downtime than ICTs that are poorly integrated into the day to day life of the beneficiaries.