Bihar Gets Gold Medal for I-BHUGOAL [Bihar Infrastructure Mapping- Geomatics Oriented Application Model] in NATIONAL E-GOVERNANCE AWARD 2012-13
BIHAR GETS GOLD MEDAL FOR “I-BHUGOAL [Bihar Infrastructure Mapping- Geomatics Oriented Application Model] ” in NATIONAL E-GOVERNANCE AWARD 2012-13 in category “Innovative use of Technology in E-Governance” given by Ministry of Personnel and Administrative Reforms and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
“I-BHuGoal” is a State government flagship programme which is a joint Initiative of Information Technology Department, Govt. of Bihar and National Informatics Centre, Bihar.
Bihar Infrastructure Mapping Geometics Oriented Application Model, which has been named “I-Bhugoal”, is being construed as the first step towards having authentic data, on the basis of which “entitlement-based” planning would be introduced as far as creating uniform infrastructure across the state is concerned. The Information technology department, Govt. of Bihar is funding the 1.99 Crore project, while National Informatics Centre(NIC) is executing it. Some of the key departments, infrastructure mapping of which has been done as part of the project, are health, education, social welfare, rural works, road construction, rural development, minor irrigation and water resources. Besides, the project aims to map habitations so that the planners could have an idea of areas with available infrastructure.
An advanced knowledge about available infrastructure would help planners in allocating funds for different areas and departments without depending on the demands raised by various departments — a practice that sometimes leads to imbalanced growth and propels regional imbalance within the state.