Exploring the Use of Geographic Information Systems for Rural Development Under Primary Healthcare

Amrut Kiran, Anirudh Srinivas, Srihari, M . R  | 2016


The development of rural areas is an initiative which should hold prime importance in our exponentially growing modern world. Owing to the high demand of better quality, consistency and accurate geographic data in the 20th century we have seen an unprecedented change in how rural development can take place. Areas such as irrigation, soil testing, pest control, impact of urbanization have greatly improved by the use of accurate Geographic Information. There is a growing agenda to prioritize healthcare and the monitoring of available primary healthcare resources in its raw form, such as the location of medicinal plants and its distribution. Thus using GI we can accurately identify these locations and various other details for use in primary health care in rural areas of the country.

Rekha Test

Amir Bashir Bazaz  | 4 June 2015 

Key Questions

Assumed that a project idea has been finalized, how do we estimate the quantum of money that is required?

From where are we going to raise the required amount of money?

How do we justify the amount identified to be invested in the project conceptualized?

What are therefore; the municipal finance challenges? Can we understand the limitations, opportunities/possibilities?