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Gram Manchitra and mActionSoft


Recently, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj introduced “Gram Manchitra,” a Geographic Information System (GIS) app. Additionally, the Ministry launched “mActionSoft,” a mobile-based solution for geo-tagging project assets.


GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Gram Manchitra
  2. mActionSoft

Gram Manchitra:

  • Objective: Gram Manchitra aims to promote spatial planning initiatives by Gram Panchayats, utilizing geo-spatial technology to support the Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP).
  • Unified GeoSpatial Platform: The app provides a unified platform for visualizing developmental projects and activities at the Gram Panchayat level, fostering better decision-making.
  • Sector-Wise Planning: Gram Manchitra facilitates sector-wise planning, allowing Gram Panchayats to strategically execute developmental works across different sectors for comprehensive rural development.
  • Development Plan Tools: Tools within the app include project site identification, asset tracking, cost estimation, and project impact assessment.


  • Role: mActionSoft serves as a mobile-based solution crucial for capturing geo-tagged photos with GPS coordinates throughout different stages of works with asset outputs.
  • Geo-Tagging Assets: Assets undergo geo-tagging at three key stages: before work commences, during the work, and upon completion, creating a detailed repository of information on various developmental works.
  • Comprehensive Integration: mActionSoft’s geo-tagged assets seamlessly integrate with Gram Manchitra, enhancing the visualization of developmental projects within Gram Panchayats.
  • Transparency and Accountability: The app ensures transparency and accountability by geotagging assets created under finance commission funds through photographs.


February 2024