ISRO will be geo-tagging assets created under MGNREGA… A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Rural Development Ministry and ISRO for geo-tagging the assets created under MGNREGA in each gram panchayat.
Around 3 million assets are created annually across the country under the rural jobs scheme. Under this agreement, it is envisaged that a junior engineer will take a photo of an asset created by beneficiaries of the scheme. A mobile app will be created for the same by ISRO where the photo can be uploaded on the Bhuvan portal run by ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre. When the photo is uploaded on the mobile app, the location and time will get encrypted and there will be an option to add more information according to a few parameters. It will help in planning and execution of projects in a transparent manner.