Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) Tool

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    • Climate Resilience Information System and Planning (CRISP-M) tool for Mahatma Gandhi NREG Scheme has launched recently.
      • Recently, a new portal under “Bhuvan Yuktdhara” was launched to facilitate the planning of new MGNREGA assets using Remote Sensing and GIS-based information.

    Key Points

    • The CRISP-M tool will help embed climate information in the GIS-based planning and implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGS.
      • Geographical information system (GIS) helped to visualize, analyze and explore such asset-related data and also manage them more effectively along with a better understanding of their impact/outcome. 
    • This tool will be used in seven states wherein the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Government of the 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. 

    Benefits:

    • The implementation of CRISP-M will open up new possibilities for Rural communities to deal with climate change.
    • It is helping poor and vulnerable people to cope with climate change and protecting them from weather-related disasters.

    Source: PIB