Science & Technology - Nagaland

National Resources Database Management System (NRDMS)

The main objective was building capacity for developmental processes at Kohima district through application of modern science and technology. It is designed to provide the State/district based managers and implementing agencies, sensitive tools and update techniques for rapid information retrieval and analysis / integration of multiple data.

Under the project, the core Geo-spatial Datasets at the District level and village level, which will help them in arriving at informed planning decisions through optimisation exercises using computers was generated.

In Nagaland, the spatial information is very less. Some attribute data maybe available with various departments in different formats, but since most of these are not in a digital platform which is not maintained properly. There is an urgent need to encapsulate the spatial data in digital format so that information is available when required. The digital infrastructure would also enable greater sharing.

Effective management of Rural Development activities is of central importance to any developing state as stated in the 73rd and 74th constitution amendments. At present, the local authorities do not have ready access to the information needed for the formulation of local area development. Crucial data about development collected by various agencies is not shared systematically and often not checked for accuracy. Some of the major problems with the existing data management system at the district level are:

1. The administrative machinery is geared to centralise planning without taking into account specialised local requirements.

2. No arrangements are available through which complex location specific problems are studied quickly on the spot.

3. Data requirements for local area planning have not been fully identified.

4. Conventional methods of data collection/collation, storage are not amenable to quick updation, retrieval and integrated analysis.

5. Inter-sectoral data flow mechanism is not efficient.

6. Lack of compatible/standardised procedures for data collection and validation inhibit integration

7. No scientific methodology for supporting decisions of local area planning developed, tested and demonstrated.

8. Non-availability of institutional back-up at the local level fully equipped with required tools and skills.

9. Reluctance of the developmental machinery at the local level to adopt the new technologies and tendency to continue with the conventional modes of planning.

The main outputs of the project are:

  • Generation of digital basic framework data at District and Village levels.
  • Development of Digital Resource profiles at District and Village levels.
  • Development of Integrated database as per NRDMS design.
  • Application Development as per Users Need at District and Village levels.
  • Technology Demonstration and Sensitisation of target users and Content Building in CIC network