MoRD and IIT Delhi Sign MoU for Geospatial and AI Tech

  • The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have signed a MoU to formalize their partnership in geospatial technology and AI applications.
  • The MoU focuses on the project “BhuPRAHARI,” which uses ground and space-based geospatial technologies and AI to monitor and manage assets under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
    • The project will be executed by the HydroSense lab led by Prof. Manabendra Saharia.
    • The partnership aims to enhance the operational efficiency and transparency of MGNREGA projects, modernize project planning, monitoring, and execution, and optimize resource allocation.
    • The MoU sets a precedent for academic institutions and government bodies to work together to foster innovation and drive socio-economic progress.
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