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Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance: Umang Mobile App

  • 28 May 2020
  • 3 min read

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Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has added the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) weather services to the Umang Mobile App.

Key Points

  • By using the IMD services on the App the users will be able to check the weather forecast of their city in advance.
  • It will forecast 7 weather related services including current weather, rainfall information, warnings, cyclones, etc.
  • This digital initiative of IMD would provide weather service with detailed information such as humidity, sunrise, sunset, temperature etc.
  • The forecast services would help in predicting a seven days forecast in advance of any city along with past 24 hours of weather data.
  • It would be significant for the farmers to get timely updates regarding the weather conditions and in taking the precautions.
  • Overall it would help in the prevention of lives, livelihood and loss of property due to extreme weather conditions.
  • Umang App provides a single platform for all Indian citizens to access pan India e-Government services ranging from central to local government bodies and other citizen centric services.

Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance: The UMANG Mobile App

  • It is a unified, secure, multi-channel, multi-platform, multi-lingual, multi-service mobile app.
  • It is a Digital India initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched in 2017.
    • Features:
      • It provides seamless integration with popular customer centric services like Aadhaar and Digilocker.
      • It provides a unified approach where one can install one application to avail multiple government services.
      • It can be accessed on multiple channels like mobile application, web, and SMS which can be accessed through smartphones, tablets and desktops.
      • It has a rich multimedia interface with a focus on maximizing usability and enriching user experience.
  • Services provided by the app: It is a unified application that can be used to avail a number of pan India e-government services such as: Filing income tax, Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) services, Aadhar, Pension, ePathshala, e- Land Records, Crop Insurance etc.

Source: PIB

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