Kamal Kumar Pal
13 Mar 2014 SUN: Effectively Engaging Multiple Stakeholders
The tripartite partnership of RIDDHI, Public Health Department, GoMH and UNICEF recei...
27 Jan 2014 Combating malnutrition
For combating malnutrition, Jatak has been launched at Attappadi, Kerala ...
18 Dec 2013 Combating malnutrition
For combating malnutrition, Jatak has been launched at Nagpur, Maharashtra ...
26 Mar 2013 MGNREGS Monitoring by State Governments
MGNREGS is being implemented in rural India for providing wage employment to the fami...
11 Jan 2013 Ensuring health service delivery to every mother and child
-  Acquisition of real time information from every pregnant woman - Analyzin...
10 Jan 2013 Nutrition Surveillance System for Dhalai district in Tripura
Nutritional status of children from each Anganwadi Centre of Dhalai district is being...
10 Jan 2013 Facility level monitoring using Maharashtra ICDS MIS-GIS
449 rural and tribal ICDS projects of 33 rural districts of Maharashtra covering 8954...
29 Jun 2012 Training to strengthen ICDS was held in Aurangabad
A training program on “Maharashtra ICDS MIS-GIS” held at Paithan, a munic...
23 Apr 2012 Training program at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Faculties of Riddhi trained fellows under Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fe...
1 Feb 2012 Monitoring system with Real-time data and GIS for Nandurbar
The Collector of Nandurbar, a district of Maharashtra is initiating GIS based monitor...
1 Dec 2011 GIS for Right to Education (RTE) compliance
School Education Department, Government of West Bengal, UNICEF and Riddhi have signed...
25 Nov 2011 Maharashtra ICDS Workshop
Workshop on “Maharashtra ICDS MIS GIS” was held at Rahta Panchayat Samity...
25 Nov 2011 SIRD, Assam GIS training
A training program was organized by SIRD, Assam at Kahikuchi Campus on 17th & 18t...
25 Nov 2011 Kolkata Corporation Disease Surveillance
Based on the request of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Riddhi has developed a disease...
25 Nov 2011 Vaishali, Bihar strengthens planning
Multi Map feature has been embedded in the Vaishali GIS on 16th November, 2011. This ...
25 Nov 2011 Anganwadis visible in web
250 ICDS projects of Maharashtra are in the web from 16th November, 2011. Using this ...
14 Sep 2011 Web based GIS for Vaishali, Bihar
District Planning and Monitoring Cell of Vaishali, Bihar has developed a web based GI...
8 Sep 2011 Field survey work for WBSEDCL
Riddhi has started Field Survey of existing sub-stations and stores of WBSEDCL (West ...
8 Sep 2011 Institutional strengthening
SIRD, Dept. of Panchayat & Rural Development, Government. of Assam and Riddhi sig...
7 Sep 2011 Training on Maharashtra Health MIS-GIS
Health functionaries from all rural districts of Maharashtra have received training o...


Services - Solutions with GIS backbone - DESKTOP BASED

Nutrition Surveillance System (NSS) West Bengal

Riddhi has trained over 500 ICDS functionaries, Child Development Project Officer (CDPOs), District Project Officers (DPOs) and Statistical Assistants from all the districts of West Bengal on Nutrition Surveillance System developed by Riddhi.

The training process started from making the officials computer literate and finally enabling them to use NSS. The success of the program lies in enabling the district ICDS officers to analyse their data and subsequently send their Monthly Progress Reports (MPR) in computerized version every month over the Internet.


Nutrition Surveillance System (NSS) - Chhattisgarh

More than a third of all child deaths in developing countries occur because of malnutrition. Malnutrition blunts the intellect, saps the productivity of everyone it touches.


In India, around 46 percent of all children below the age of three are too small for their age, 47 per cent are underweight and at least 16 per cent are wasted. Many of these children are severely malnourished.


Malnutrition in children is not affected by food intake alone; it is also influenced by access to health services, quality of care for the child and pregnant mother.


Malnutrition in early childhood has serious, long-term consequences because it impedes motor, sensory, cognitive, social and emotional development. Malnourished children are less likely to perform well in school and more likely to grow into malnourished adults, at greater risk of disease and early death. Around one-third of all adult women are underweight. Inadequate care of women and girls, especially during pregnancy, results in low- birth weight babies. Nearly 30 per cent of all newborns have a low birth weight, making them vulnerable to further malnutrition and disease.


Riddhi has developed “Nutritional Surveillance System” (NSS) for Chhattisgarh state of India, which drills down to each of the States’ almost 35000 functioning AWCs for regular monitoring through Process and Outcome indicators. NSS runs with a GIS backbone, showing all Anganwadi centres. The system locates Severe and Acute Malnourished (SAM) Children by name, tracks the family and reports every month.


Decentralized Information Management Initiative (DIMI)

Riddhi as partner to Panchayats& Rural Development Department (P&RD), Government of West Bengal has developed DIMI (), a system where C.D. Blocks are treated as information hubs to analyse village level decentralised data.  The system was implemented in Puruliya, DakshinDinajpur, Malda, Uttar Dinajpur, Birbhum and Murshidabad in West Bengal. The Block development officers, Block medical officers and child development officers were trained in the above system so that they can port regular data in the system and analyse for subsequent action with a focus towards reaching Millennium Development Goal (MDG) at a faster pace.

Primary data from the micro level (of various Institutions) focusing on the health, nutrition, education, assets and livelihood to individual households were captured in an easy to use software system (WhizMap®). This project aimed at creating convergence in the crucial social sectors e.g. health, nutrition and education. Tracking of individual mother and child is an important feature which makes this mission unique and inimitable. The entire process also embraces technical support for preparation, management and analysis of the data as well as large scale capacity building through workshops for the entire administrative body ranging from the village Panchayats to the state level officials.


Rural Development GIS (RDGIS)

RDGIS+is a computerized system for monitoring of Rural Development schemes.

Every year huge amount is allotted through programmes for rural development in India. Monitoring at aggregated level of Block is done by Government of India. But to maximize the output of such an assignment, monitoringof the flagship programmes at Gram Panchayat level is also required. A regular dialogue between District, Block and Gram Panchayat is needed too.

RDGIS+ developed by Riddhi, helps in above monitoring to accelerate Rural Development in India.

Rural development projects are basically social safety nets for economically poor section of the society. “RDGIS” has been so designed that it gives the user at District level an instant feedback on the performance of each block/GP in the context of implementation of rural development programmes. Similarly, the Block Development Officers will also get to know the achievements made by each GP under his/her jurisdiction by analysing data.

The implementation of RDGIS and subsequent monthly follow-up on each scheme results in quality improvement in implementation of the programs.


West Bengal Health GIS

National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) seeks to provide accessible, affordable and quality health care to the rural population, especially the vulnerable sections. It also seeks to reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the country, Infant mortality ratio (IMR) and the total fertility rate. The key features in order to achieve the goals of the mission include the public health delivery system fully functional and accountable to the community, human resources management, community involvement, decentralization, rigorous monitoring and evaluation against standards, convergence of health and related program from village level upwards, innovation and flexible financing and also interventions for improving the health indicators.

The GIS based system for NRHM has been developed to understand the basic strengths and weaknesses of the existing health system and to plan systematically to achieve its cherished goals.


Maharashtra Health MIS-GIS


Health & Family Welfare department of Maharashtra Government provides preventive and curative healthcare services to states’ 112.3 million population through 12,977 facilities. Such a mammoth service distribution arrangement needs a robust yet ‘easy to use’ Information System to help the State in delivering the services at optimal level.

The service Network of Health system works through a structured set of connections of Health facilities with Administrative and executive responsibilities lying at various levels from state, district, urban areas and talukas. Health Posts (in urban areas) and Health Centres (in rural areas) are the farthest arms of this service delivery system.

The H&FW has various vertical segments responsible for diverse healthcare services provided to its citizens. Each segment collects data for its regular process monitoring.

The need

To ensure delivery of all health services with justice and equity, it is strongly felt that a periodical convergence of all key information, location-wise, is essential. Regular analysis of such information along with timely action may lead to ‘best possible’ utilization of available Health resources.

Maharashtra ‘Health MIS GIS’ is such an Endeavour.

Health Service delivery Institutions are the places where a citizen faces the moment of truth. Adequacy of infrastructure, capacity of service providers, availability of tools-tackles-medicines, and each essential component of quality service delivery ultimately shows a better outcome. Maharashtra Health MIS GIS is capable of bringing out the ’as is’ scenario to the administrators and implementers in various levels of Health Service system.


GIS for Oil Pipeline

Geographic Information System ofHaldia-Barauni(HB) and Haldia-Mourigram-Rajbandh (HMRB) pipeline’s right of way (ROW) in the state of West Bengal was developedembedding real world situation (Cadastral map, Rail/Road/River Crossings,) withpipeline data consisting ofROW details,TLP points, CP locations, Valve Locations with facility for retrieval of information as and when required.


Thisserver based GIS stores and links geographic data and non-geographic attributes related to pipe lines. The Projects includes Field Survey by GPS, Mapping of land parcels, ROW of pipeline with all accessories. Capacity building of the users was an integral part of the project.


GIS for South Eastern Railway (SER)

Computerisation of Signalling Drawings in Vector format and development of GIS of Inter Locking Plans (IP) of 776 Railway Stations under South Eastern Railway (India) during the year 2002. The system was uploaded in Rail net (Intranet).



Development of web based GIS for Public Works Department (PWD) based on geographically located entities like roads, culverts, heritage buildings, bungalows as well as information attributed to these. The system fulfils all the mission critical information needs, act as a map management tool, run SQL queries defined by the users; generate thematic maps and exception reports. The system is modular, up scalable and web-enabled for remote access from any part of the districts/ state intranet or internet.


GIS for Gas Grid, Duliajan, Assam

The project was for development of Geographic Information System for various Gas distribution system of Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL). The system includes Gas Pipeline Network, Road, Rivers and other strategic objects along with relevant data of all vital installations.