M-Mantra for Forest and Wild Life Management

09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure15 Life on Land
  • Year: 2010
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Health & Well Being
  • Producer: Madhya Pradesh Forest Department
  • Country: India
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Since forests are primarily located in geographically impenetrable regions far beyond the reach of modern telecommunication facilities, a system like M-Mantra for Forest and Wild Life Management, enabling the organization, planning, implementation of related policies and effective monitoring of forests and wildlife is absolutely essential. Mobile information and communication technologies have been identified as a fitting tool for this purpose.

Over 27,000 field officials in Madhya Pradesh state are now connected to servers 24 hours per day using GPRS/EDGE/ wireless broadband technology. As part of the M-Mantra for Forest and Wild Life Management programme, several applications for personal digital assistants (PDAs) have been developed, including a Fire Alert Messaging System, a Forest Offence Management System, a Wild Life Alert Messaging System, a Tree Marking System, a Wild Life Management System, a Forest Dwellers Survey System, as well as systems for Forest Navigation, Forest Planning and Geo-mapping. The information originating in mobiles and computers is synchronized with a server farm through the communication network.