Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Union Government launches Bhuvan Ganga Mobile App to aid clean Ganga Mission
Union Government has launched Bhuvan Ganga Mobile Application and Web Portal to aid flagship mission to Clean Ganga. The app and webportal was launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti in New Delhi.

Bhuvan Ganga application: It will facilitate public to upload pictures of pollution sources of the Ganga River for further action by the authorities concerned.  It will also serve platform for people to monitor pollution in river Ganga and enable decision makers to prioritize interventions.

Bhuvan Ganga Portal: It is deployed as part of Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) Bhuvan’s geoportal with all geospatial layers related to Ganga River. It will be used as a tool to support decision making and planning for the Clean Ganga Mission. Apart from this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC). The objective of the MoU is to utilize the geospatial and crowd-sourcing technologies for monitoring pollution in Ganga River.