“The sudden onset of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country threw normal life out of gear but it was the daily wagers and construction laborers who especially bore the brunt”, stated Goyal. According to him, the federal government has been working with NGOs and spiritual organizations to determine neighborhood kitchens in every of the 75 districts throughout the state.
However, even because the kitchens began operations, the federal government had no approach of informing individuals in regards to the places of those institutions, which is when the state’s IT division turned to the Remote Sensing Applications Centre (RSAC) in Lucknow for an answer. The RSAC, in flip, developed an utility with the exact location information (latitudes and longitudes) of all neighborhood kitchens and shelter houses throughout the state.
To make the data accessible for a bigger part of society, the federal government is now working with Google to make sure that the places of all these facilities are included in Google Maps to assist information the needy to the closest kitchen. According to Goyal, the information concerning all such services will go reside on Google Maps within the subsequent couple of days.