Explained: Now online, a map tracking migrants, real time

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News: CoAST India (Collaboration/Covid Action Support Group) has been launched by India Observatory in collaboration with Anand-based Forest Ecological Security (FES) as its main nodal point.

Facts:

  • CoAST India: It is a GIS-enabled dashboard that maps the movement of migrants in real time and draws information from 55 organisations on the ground to help administrators, civil society organisations in planning urgent steps to get the stranded migrant population to safety and care. 

Additional Facts:

  • India Observatory: It is India’s first socio economic ecological open source integrated Geospatial data platform launched in 2019.
  • It aims to provide comprehensive information on India’s social, ecological and economic parameters on a single platform to supplement local level decision making.