Mobile Application for Geo Tagging launched by Ministry of Jal Shakti

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  • October 24, 2020
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Mobile Application for Geo Tagging launched by Ministry of Jal Shakti

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – E-governance; Policies and interventions

In news

  • A mobile application for geo-tagging of the components of projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was recently launched. .
  • Ministry: Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Developed By: Bhaskaracharya National Institute of Space Applications & Geo-informatics (BISAG-N).

Key takeaways 

  • Objective: To track the pace of work and actual status of the projects.
  • The mobile application can be used to capture the image of the project component along with other details. 
  • The captured information can be submitted by the user for geo-tagging on the geographic information system (GIS) portal. 
  • It can be operated in both online & offline mode.

Important value additions 

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) 

  • PMKSY is a centrally sponsored scheme
  • Launched in: 2015 
  • Motto: Har Khet Ko Paani
  • Objectives: (1) To expand cultivated areas with assured irrigation, reduce wastage of water and improve water use efficiency; (2) To create protective irrigation by harnessing rainwater at micro level; (3) To enhance recharge of aquifers 

Do you know? 

  • Geo-tagging is the process of adding geographical identification data to various media such as websites, SMS messages, QR Codes.
  • This data usually consists of latitude and longitude coordinates, altitude, accuracy data, etc. 
  • A GIS is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing geography related data.

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