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PIB Summaries 12 December 2023

  1. YUVAi Initiative
  2. Gram Manchitra and mActionSoft


Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has said that the program- ‘YUVAi- Youth for Unnati and Vikas with AI’ will be featured at the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit.


GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

About YUVAi Initiative:

  • Collaborative Effort: YUVAi is a collaborative initiative involving the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, and Intel India.
  • Objective: The program is designed to equip students from class 8 to 12 with essential Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills, focusing on creating a future-ready workforce.
  • Educational Focus: YUVAi aims to foster a deeper understanding of AI, empowering students to become human-centric designers and users of AI technologies.
  • Real-World Problem Solving: YUVAi encourages students to direct their AI knowledge toward solving real-world problems, aligning their projects with one of the eight core themes of the program.
  • Industry Engagement: The initiative involves industry experts, including Intel AI coaches, who provide mentorship and guidance to students at various stages of the program.
Program Phases:
  • Phase 1: Over 8,500 students participated in online orientation sessions to grasp fundamental AI concepts. Teachers also underwent training. Students submitted innovative AI-based ideas related to social themes.
  • Phase 2: The top 200 ideas underwent deep dive AI training and mentorship sessions with certified Intel AI coaches. Students refined their solutions, and projects were submitted for evaluation.
  • Phase 3: The top 50 students attended a four-day face-to-face rapid modeling workshop, receiving mentorship from industry experts. On-spot project presentations led to the shortlisting of the top 10 students.


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.

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