Workshop on

“Capacity building for EGS department in bringing transparency into

operation and administration of MGNREGA Scheme”

for the officials from Nagpur, Amravati  and Aurangabad Division

held on 22nd January 2016 and 27th January 2016 at MRSAC, Nagpur


Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC) was established in 1988 at Nagpur, as an autonomous Organization under the administrative control of Department of Planning, Government of Maharashtra (GOM) and promoted by ISRO, Department of Space, Government of India. MRSAC is recognized as a premier institution to tender benefits of Remote Sensing, Geographical information System (GIS) & GPS technologies to the Government Departments in Maharashtra State. GIS/GPS enabled mobile based asset mapping for state government departments is need of the hour for crucially decision-making, planning, monitoring and management of Government Resources.

Realizing the importance of the GIS database for mapping, monitoring and management and execution of MGNREG Scheme in the State of Maharashtra, Rural Development Department entrusted the work to develop GIS based MGNREGA Asset Mapping, Monitoring and Management System (GAMMMS) for the entire Maharashtra State. The department will use android mobile based applications for mapping activities and assets of MGNREGA. These assets will then visualize on public domain through Internet and analysis would be carried out to decide upon the checks & balances for implementation of MGNREGA. The indigenously developed web enabled monitoring system will definitely prove to be milestone towards good governance for Maharashtra State, which makes innovative use of this state of the art technology. The aim and objective of the project are;

  • Mapping & Inventory of assets for prioritized blocks till end of financial year 2015-16
  • Completing assets mapping for rest of the Maharashtra.
  • Creating updated versions of mobile application suite for Asset mapping.
  • Development of website for asset visualization using Internet.
  • Integration with NIC Server (at Delhi) for advance GIS Analysis and Queries.
  • Demand based Maps & Report generations.

In view of the same, project received approval from PIC at Mantralaya, Mumbai. As per MoU signed dtd: 19th May, 2015, MRSAC will proactively conduct capacity building through organizing training and workshops at each Division level of Maharashtra for widespread awareness about asset mapping amongst field level officers. The project aims at completing mapping of 2,50,000 completed assets till financial year 2015-16 in PHASE-I and remaining assets (yet to create or in-progress) will be mapped in PHASE-II of this project. The total number of assets to be completed by 2017 may toll up to 7, 00,000 assets across Maharashtra State under MGNREGS Scheme.

Recently, two workshops have been organized by Maharashtra Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MRSAC) on “Capacity building for EGS department in bringing transparency into operation and administration of MGNREGA Scheme”. The workshop were conducted for the officials from Nagpur, Amravati  and Aurangabad Division on 22nd January 2016 and 27th January 2016 at MRSAC, Nagpur. The workshop received overwhelming response by participants from these 3 divisions and around 444 official registered for this workshops including Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners (EGS), Dy. Collectors (EGS), BDO, State MIS Coordinators, District MIS Coordinators, District Training Coordinators, District HR Coordinators, and Technical Officers across talukas in 19 Districts under  Nagpur, Amravati  and Aurangabad Division. The Commissioner (MGNREGS- Maharashtra State), Shri Abhay Mahajan, IAS addressed the gatherings during his welcome speech and appealed all the officials to showcase this innovative technology usage to Government of India by completing the asset mapping targets within time. Dr. Subrata N. Das, Director, MRSAC also in his foreword stressed the importance of RS/GIS technology for ease of administration of the MGNREGS Department, GoM. The participants were benefitted with technical sessions that held during the workshop, especially on-line demonstrations of Mobile based Asset Mapping and its visualization through websites. Further, more workshop will be conducted in near future for remaining Divisions viz. Nashik, Pune and Konkan Division, as informed by the Assistant Commissioner (EGS), Shri Jagdish Miniyar, who is acting as Coordinator from MGNREGS (EGS) Department. However, Shri Anand N. Khobragade, Resources Scientist is looking after this venture as a Project Manager from Maharashtra Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MRSAC), Nagpur.