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‘Yuktdhara’-- New Geospatial Planning Portal

Published on August 24, 2021
Current Context: The GOI launched a new geospatial planning portal with the name ‘Yuktdhara’.
‘Yuktdhara’-- New Geospatial Planning Portal
  • It was launched by the Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh.
  • The portal will help to facilitate the new MGNREGA assets like farm ponds, dams, plantation, roads, playgrounds etc. through remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) as per the data feed into it.
  • The portal will be a collection of assets that are geotagged and are created under National Rural Development Programmes.
  • The portal is framed under Bhuvan ‘Yuktdhara’ and it will allow to plan of new MGNREGA assets through remote sensing and GIS data.
  • The portal will be integrating thematic layers and multi-temporal high-resolution earth observation data with the analysis tools.
  • With the help of analytical tools, the user will be able to analyse previous assets under schemes and identify new works as well.
  • The portal is the joint effort of ISRO and the Ministry of Rural Development.

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following launched ‘Yuktdhara’, which is a new geospatial planning portal?
a. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
b. Ramchandra Prasad
c. Giriraj Singh 
d. Nitin Gadkari

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