In a yet another feat towards e-governance in India, the Jharkhand government implemented a software named 'Mamta' designed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
The software can track down data on individual pregnant woman and newly born child at the Anganwadi level. The software is capable of offering name-based searches on mother and the child from a central data base. The main goal of implementing this software is to reduce the mother mortality rates (MMR) and total fertility rates (TFR) in the state. The programme is also expected to improve the nutritional aspects of the women and the infants.
This software is an answer to a variety of issues faced by the state such as poor infrastructure, dearth of skilled health personnels, difficult geographical terrain, illiteracy, myths and superstitions especially in the tribal zones of the state.