Asha Kirana Mahithi
Implementing Agency: Municipal Reforms Cell, Directorate of Municipal Administration
Under the project the mapping of all the slums notified and non-notified in urban area along with GIS map & household data of the state of Karnataka was carried out by the Directorate of Municipal Corporation, Karnataka. Municipal Reforms Cell has developed the application which consists of General information of city town (ULB); Slum profile along with sketch map; Particulars of survey operations; Detailed slum survey; Detailed household survey; Detailed livelihood survey.
The information about 7,29,870 households is available online. The application has been able to map household, infrastructure & livelihood information for preparing concepts for a slum free city planning. The Health Facility Details of 3571 slums has also been made available online. The Employment & Expenditure Details have been duly captured.
The project is a GIS Based Web Application which allows the data to be available for everyone on a click. It synchronizes data onto Geographical Map with Key Indicators and quickly identifies the details. As per user needs Data can be searched & retrieved in Multiple Columns.
The key challenges in this project were the geographical distribution of 213 ULBs as well as the different sizes of the municipal bodies (Corporations, City Municipal Councils and Town Municipal Councils & Town Panchayats).
The solution architecture for the project was designed in such a way that each municipal body is treated as an independent entity complete with its data and most of the municipal body specific rules are data-driven, thereby allowing only one application for multiple databases.
Poorest of Poor (PoP) strategy
Implementing Agency: Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty, Andhra Pradesh
PoP strategy – a last mile approach is being implemented by SERP for addressing the specific needs of the poorest of the poor families and ensuring that they come out of poverty via continuous handhold support. It also ensures that the poor gets access to all the entitlements through internal activists and external support mechanisms. The new strategy needs to be household focused, bringing about convergence of all existing activities required by a poor family, internal motivator for handholding support and an external support system with provision continuous tracking of progress made.
ICT in terms of web-based software and mobiles platforms is being used in local lingo and in a user friendly manner. The usage of web-based platforms for data capturing and analysing and usage of mobile technologies in local language for tracking the progress made by each household under a CA along with the usage of web-based technologies such as Decision Support Systems for the CBOs and linking them with the different existing databases for a single window access are some of the ICT based interventions of this project.
The project has been able to obtain the baseline information of all the selected households in web and has thereby provided a way to reach the unreached and meet their unmet needs. The software has been developed in Telugu which has helped the working staff make use of it in a convenient manner. The progress made by each of the selected household in the livelihood front is being tracked using the software. Convergence of key components and continuous focus is helping out in getting people out of poverty.