About Us

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. Because of the scale of the scheme, there are issues in implementation such as quality of Labour Budget planning, duplication of works and time lag in monitoring of works. In order to address these issues, Gujarat has developed an 'Integrated Geo-spatial ICT solution for planning and monitoring of MGNREGS works in the state. The solution integrates Geographical Information System, Remote Sensing, Global Positioning System and Mobile Technology. Details of assets created under MGNREGS are available in Public Domain through MGNREGAsoft with survey numbers & GPS Co-ordinates. Specifically, Web-GIS which is developed under the solution, facilitates distance measurement, zoom-in and zoom-out functionality and mosaic view of the maps. Query based infrastructure of Web-GIS helps to analyse the spatial data and functions as decision support system for State, District and Block level technical and administrative officials. The Integrated solution has been implemented in all 14111 Gram Panchayats of Gujarat and has

 - Encouraged active community participation to plan works, create durable assets & monitor real time Labour Budget progress at micro level.

 - Promoted technically appropriate site-selection thus maximizing returns on MGNREGS investments.

 - Ensured quality of works through regular & focused monitoring - Prevented duplication of works by tracking and validating the assets created using Survey numbers as well as GPS co-ordinates.

 - Increased transparency & accountability, generating trust in rural population.

 - Created a useful tool to support mandatory Social Audit exercise.

 - Provided a Management Tool for supervision & monitoring of field personal.

The benefit of the solution is that it has been developed on an open source platform, is low cost, uses cell phone technology & has been fully integrated with the national MIS software MGNREGAsoft. As such it can be scaled up and utilized at national level without much difficulty.

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