Computerized MIS for RWS programme in India

2018-02-12T15:08:09Z (GMT) by K. Mazumdar S Sengupta
The Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (R GNDWM), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, supplements the efforts of the States in providing safe drinking water to the rural population through various programmes like Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP), Minimum Needs Programme (MNP), Five Submission Programmes to tackle Water Quality Issues, Prime Minister's Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY) - Rural Drinking Water, Sector Reform Pilot Projects and support activities viz. Information Education and Communication (IEC), Human Resource Development (HRD), Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance, Rig Monitoring, Research and Development, and the Computerization project. All these programmes have been developed to deal with the different aspects of Rural Water Supply (RWS) Programme in India. The objectives of the programmes and the criteria for fund release are different; as such the parameters to be monitored, measured and analysed are also different for each of these programmes. Manual monitoring of all the programmes at the district level, compilation at the state level and transfer of the information generated at the habitation (more then 1,42 million) level to the RGNDWM is not only tedious and time consuming but difficult to analyse, at the central level. Hence a Computerized MIS project needs to be developed to support the Centre as well as all the states up to the district level.