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Integrated geospatial platform launched for better decisions in COVID-19 outbreak

  • IASbaba
  • April 16, 2020
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Integrated geospatial platform launched for better decisions in COVID-19 outbreak

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II –Governance & GS-III – Science and Technology

In News:

  • The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has created an Integrated Geospatial Platform out of available geospatial datasets to help decision making during the current COVID-19 outbreak. 
  • The platform shall aid in devising area-specific strategies to handle the socio-economic impact in the recovery phase.

Key takeaways:

  • The mobile application SAHYOG and the web portal have been launched for the same objective. 
  • It is managed by the Survey of India (SoI). 
  • It is customized to collect COVID-19 specific data through community engagement to augment the response activities by Government of India to the pandemic. 
  • This mobile application will complement the “AAROGYA-SETU” .
  • This integrated geospatial platform will strengthen the Nation’s health emergency management due to the COVID-19 outbreak and support the socio-economic recovery process.

Important value additions:

AAROGYA-SETU

  • It is a mobile application launched by the Government of India for Contact tracing, Public awareness, and Self-assessment objectives amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

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