Source: This post is based on the article “Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) tool for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Scheme launched” published in PIB on 13th October 2021.
What is the News?
The Union Minister of Rural Development has launched the Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) tool.
What is the CRISP-M tool?
CRISP-M is a web and mobile phone-based Geographic Information System(GIS) aided tool that has been designed to help communities make climate-smart decisions.
The tool will help integrate climate information in the GIS-based planning and implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA.
This tool will be used in seven states where the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Government of UK and Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India are jointly working towards climate resilience.
The states are Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Rajasthan.
What is the Geographic Information System(GIS)?
GIS is a system that captures, stores, checks and displays data related to positions on Earth’s surface.
It can show many different kinds of data on one map such as streets, buildings, and vegetation. This enables people to more easily see, analyze and understand patterns and relationships.