NRSC Team Award for GEOMGNREGA By MORD
National Remote Sensing Centre has been awarded national level award for the Valuable Assistance to Ministry of Rural Development towards Effective Implementation of GeoMGNREGA under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS on 19th Jun 2017 by Ministry. Director NRSC, accompanied by team contributing to MGNREGA received the award and appreciation certificates. Hon’ble Minister of Rural Development, Panchayat Raj and Drinking Water & Sanitation Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the function , and Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri. Ram Kripal Yadav co- chaired. Dignitaries from state and central Rural Development Departments also participated in the function. Multimedia films describing geotagging initiative (GeoMGNREGA) as well as Mission Water Conservation involving use of space technology were screened. Use of geospatial technology in implementing MGNREGA by MoRD for asset geotagging was depicted in detail, showing examples from various terrains followed by use of Bhuvan for validation and visualization. Secretary MoRD highlighted the use of space technology in developing planning and monitoring systems in Rural development. Hon’ble Minister referred to the strength of GeoMGNREGA in bringing transparency and laid out the future priorities of the Ministry.