MGNREGA assets geotagged

MGNREGA assests GeoTagged

Geo MGNREGA is a unique endeavor of the Ministry of Rural Development in association with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO and National Informatics Centre.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Ministry of Rural Development with NRSC  for geo-tagging the assets created under MGNREGS in each gram panchayat.

Pursuant to the signing of MoU, training manuals were developed in consultation with NRSC in which  around 2.76 Lakh personnel across the country have been imparted training with the help of National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR).

 The geotagging exercise started from 2016 where one Crore assets have been geotagged till now and open to  public domain which will lead to greater transparency and ensure accountability at field level.

Background of MNREGA

Since the inception of the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS programme in  2006-07, about 2.82 Crore assets have been created under the programme.

On an average, about 30 Lakh Assets are created annually which includes a variety of works such as water harvesting structures, plantations, rural infrastructure, flood control measures, individual assets for sustainable livelihood, community infrastructure and so on.

The process of geotagging is going on and all assets under MGNREGS will be geotagged. Special focus is being given to geotag Natural Resource Management works especially the water related works.

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