Monitoring of projects under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in Bihar has gone hi-tech with introduction of mobile based solutions. The District administration of Munger in Bihar has taken the initiative and has deployed Bizframe's Mobile Inspector on Android Smartphone to monitor MNREGA schemes in all panchayats of all its 8 blocks.
This brings in an unprecedented level of transparency of project status and progress of MNREGA projects which are very difficult to monitor, given the remotely located villages and poor connectivity.
The solutions help site supervisors quickly complete their project report or inspections while on the job and send them immediately, over mobile networks, saving several hours of clerical work and travel, each day. The system provides instant reporting features including image/ photographs and GPS location of the report.
Project officers at all blocks have been provided with an Android powered Smartphone, which are commonly available in the market. The results have been very encouraging with project officers sending in detailed reports of ongoing projects/ workers on site, images of working labourers, image proof of social audit meetings among others.