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Friday 15 December 2017
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Kangra district uses GPS to monitor rural welfare schemes

Kangra District has become the first village in the region to use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to monitor development work done under central rural welfare schemes such as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).

A researcher for the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Kunal Sood, said that volunteers were being trained to use GPS systems to map development work. The use of technology aims to make it convenient for villagers to access data and locate rivulets, roads and schools in the region. Sood said the challenge of the project was to make the villagers comfortable with the GPS and remotes sensing technology.



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