Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Adopted Villages

As part of the initiative under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana has selected Village Gill, Ludhiana. A team of faculties and student volunteers will strive to develop “viable, practical and novel technological solutions” for making life easier in these places.

Inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture, Dr H.S. Rai conducted a seminar based on introduction & advantages of GPS technology and Open Street Mapping, including speeches from other renowned persons Mr. GPS Walia from Jai Prakash Associates, Dr. Deepak Bhatti from Christian Medical College, Er. Pritpal Singh, a renowned traffic consultant who also runs a NGO named PATH (People And Their Hope) S. Gurmail Singh Sangowal & S. Gurcharan Singh of Nankana Sahib Education Trust.

Open Free maps are Free editable maps. These are made with the help of GPS by anyone at anytime. These maps allows us to view, edit and use geographical data in the collaborative way from anywhere on the globe. Like in some areas, We have some buildings and street being built all the time and with the help of OSM we can always locate this location of speakers’ on the ground and can get up-to-date data. These maps :
(a) Help to Grow the industrial business in the area of digital mapping and provided the scope of placements of the students in the same area.
(b) Help as track locator to the community such as Traffic Police, Cabs etc.
(c) Help as a navigator for the physically challenged people(Blind).

More important thing is that information is free. It will be owned by the community- not by any big corporate which means it can be accessed by anyone, anytime and anywhere and can also edit it accordingly. Open street map(OSM) maps are more accurate then anything else on the market in many parts of world depending upon awareness and participation of community. By using OSM we will come up with new applications and winning innovations around the information we recorded.

Our target is to Prepare maps of Ludhiana city. All the data collected by this will be given away free for others to use.

Faculty In charge:-
Er. Rajinder Ghai, Ex-Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana(Pb) India
Er. Harkamaljeet Singh Gill, Ex-Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana(Pb) India
Chairman : - Prof.(Dr.) H.S. Rai HOD, Department of Civil Engineering Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana(Pb) India