Skip to main content

How ISRO brings transparency in MGNREGS?

The ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) addresses specific components of geo-tagging of assets created by MGNREGA and creation of database for online recording and monitoring

Related Category: Sub Category:

In order to bring transparency and to eliminate corruption in rural development works, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) an organisation of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has geo-tagged as many as 3.61 crore assets created under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). As per the information shared by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, 438,845 assets have been geo-tagged under Fourteen Finance Commission (FFC) funds. The expenditure incurred for geo-tagging of assets are met under the administrative expenses of the scheme. It has been made mandatory to geo-tag every asset created under MGNREGA.

As per the information shared by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, the states have been advised to take up the process of geotagging and uploading of photographs of the assets created out of Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) funds in the ActionSoft portal in order to promote transparency and accountability in utilisation of FFC funds.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Ministry of Rural Development and NRSC, Hyderabad; ISRO; Department of Space for geo-tagging of the assets created under MGNREGS in each gram panchayat. The MoU addresses specific components of geo-tagging of assets and creation of database for online recording and monitoring. The information related to geotagged assets is available in public domain on Bhuvan portal of NRSC.

1 Votes with an average with 1

Related Story

With small packs, Amul eyes rural markets

In order to cater to the low income group consumers in the rural markets, India’s largest milk cooperative and the producer of Amul brand dairy products, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing…

Amid slowdown, good monsoon is expected to drive auto sales

In the middle of economic slowdown and downfall in auto sales, the monsoon, performing well since July in major parts of the country, has shown a silver lining for the automotive companies. In the…

India Post Payments Bank launches Aadhaar Enabled Payment Services

The Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad today announced the rollout of Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) Services by India Post…