5-7th DECEMBER, 2023

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India’s Internet Governance Forum 2023

  1. Introduction: A Nexus of Ideas
    • Highlight the significance of the India Internet Governance Forum 2023 in New Delhi, serving as a platform for diverse stakeholders to address critical public policy issues in the realm of the Internet.
  2. The Internet Governance Forum: A Global Cooperative Initiative
    • Introduce the concept of Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) as worldwide forums that unite stakeholders to deliberate on the future of the internet, underscoring their role in shaping policies where technology intersects with society.
  3. Unveiling the Theme: Advancing Bharat’s Digital Agenda
    • Explore the event’s theme, emphasizing the imperative of progressing India’s digital landscape and the key focal points it aims to tackle.
  4. UN Affiliation: Bridging Global and National Visions
    • Highlight the India Internet Governance Forum’s affiliation with the UN Internet Governance Forum, illustrating the global relevance and collaborative efforts in shaping internet policies.
  5. The Significance of IGF: Crafting Inclusive Digital Futures
    • Examine the broader significance of Internet Governance Forums, emphasizing their role in fostering inclusive and equitable digital futures by engaging stakeholders from government, private industry, civil society, and academia.
  6. Fostering a Secure Cyberspace: Building Trust and Resilience for Bharat
    • Discuss the Electronic and IT Ministry’s commitment to establishing a secure, trusted, and resilient cyberspace for India, exploring challenges and strategies in achieving this objective.
  7. Innovation for Development: Empowering India’s Growth
    • Explore how the forum aims to foster innovation aligned with India’s developmental goals, underlining the pivotal role of technology in propelling the nation forward.
  8. Bridging Divides: Connecting a Diverse Bharat
    • Examine initiatives to bridge digital divides within the country, ensuring that the benefits of the digital agenda reach all segments of society.
  9. Government’s Role: Shaping Policies for a Digital Bharat
    • Analyze the active involvement of the government, particularly the Electronic and IT Ministry, in shaping policies tailored to the unique needs and challenges of a digital India.
  10. Key Stakeholders: Voices from Varied Arenas
    • Highlight the diversity of participants, including representatives from government, industry, academia, and civil society, showcasing the inclusive nature of the discussions.
  11. Challenges and Opportunities: Striking a Balance
    • Discuss the challenges encountered in navigating the digital landscape and the opportunities arising from effectively addressing these challenges.
  12. Conclusion: Paving the Way Forward
    • Summarise the key insights from the India Internet Governance Forum 2023 and outline the potential impact on shaping India’s digital future, leaving readers with anticipation for the initiatives ahead.

Source: PIB

Gram Manchitra’ GIS Application

  1. Introduction: Bridging the Spatial Gap
    1. Explore the Ministry of Panchayati Raj’s initiative to enhance Spatial Planning with the launch of the Geographic Information System (GIS) application, “Gram Manchitra.”
  2. Purposeful Planning: Leveraging Geo-Spatial Technology
    1. Delve into the application’s role in facilitating Gram Panchayats to plan at the local level, employing cutting-edge geo-spatial technology for comprehensive developmental planning.
  3. Unified Platform: Visualizing Developmental Works
    1. Highlight the significance of Gram Manchitra as a unified Geo-Spatial platform, aiding in visualizing and managing developmental projects across various sectors for effective decision-making.
  4. mActionSoft: Mobilizing Geo-Tagged Documentation
    1. Introduce mActionSoft, a mobile-based solution capturing geo-tagged photos throughout the project life cycle, contributing to a comprehensive repository of information on natural resource management, water harvesting, sanitation, and more.
  5. Triple Geo-Tagging: Tracking Asset Evolution
    1. Explain the triple geo-tagging approach, covering stages before, during, and after project completion, providing a dynamic and detailed record of assets related to finance commission funds.
  6. Finance Commission Funds: Enhancing Transparency
    1. Showcase the transparency achieved through the geotagging of assets created under finance commission funds, allowing Panchayats to showcase photographs and GIS data on the Gram Manchitra map.
  7. Planning Tools: GIS Technology for Development
    1. Explore Gram Manchitra’s planning tools that leverage GIS technology, offering decision support to Gram Panchayat officials in project identification, asset tracking, cost estimation, and project impact assessment.
  8. Union Minister’s Statement: Paving the Way Forward
    1. Share Union Minister Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil’s statement in Lok Sabha, emphasizing the significance of Gram Manchitra in empowering Gram Panchayats for strategic and realistic development planning.
  9. Visualizing Development: A Paradigm Shift
    1. Discuss the paradigm shift brought about by Gram Manchitra, enhancing the visualization of development projects and aiding officials in crafting achievable development plans.
  10. Conclusion: Transforming Local Governance
    1. Summarize the key aspects of “Gram Manchitra,” highlighting its transformative role in promoting transparency, spatial planning, and informed decision-making at the grassroots level through cutting-edge GIS technology.

Source: PIB

Written By Vishakha Khatri

My name is Vishakha Khatri. I am an engineering graduate and a civil service aspirant with a passion for spreading knowledge about Indian polity. I believe that understanding our political system is crucial for every citizen, and I am committed to making this information accessible to everyone in my own easy way. Through my experiences in civil service preparation and my unique perspective as an engineering graduate, I hope to inspire and educate others on the importance of Indian polity.

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