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MeitY signed MoU with MapmyIndia

Published on July 19, 2021
Current Context: The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has entered into MoU with MapmyIndia.
MeitY signed MoU with MapmyIndia
  • The MoU was signed to enable map services in the ‘UMANG App’.
  • The significance of UMANG is ‘Unified Mobile Application for New Age Governance’.
  • This partnership will enhance support to the Digital India Programme and Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
  • The integration of map service on ‘UMANG App’ will enable people to locate government facilities to their nearest area zone.
  • The government facilities like ration shops under Mera Ration, Blood banks, places where lightning has struck in the last few minutes, ESIC centres and gas stations will be able to locate through the integration.
  • The users will be also able to locate toll plazas and toll rates of NHAI, mandis near to their localities etc.
  • People will be able to view the driving distance, get directions and turn by turn voice and visual guidance to locations. They will be also informed about road safety alerts during navigation.
  • The facility like Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (Meri Sadak) will be also displayed though this integration and will help users to raise complaints of damaged roads by selecting the road on the MapmyIndia platform.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology: Ashwini Vaishnaw
    • HQ of MapmyIndia: New Delhi

Question: 

Q.1 Which entity signed MoU with MapmyIndia to integrate map services in the ‘UMANG App’?
a. IIT Delhi
b. Ministry of Rural Development
c. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
d. Ola
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