Mapping of Manipur School

North East Centre for Technology Applications & Reach (NECTAR), in partnership with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan of Manipur, jointly mapped all primary, upper primary and senior secondary schools using the 3D terrain models. The objective of the exercise was to plan additional investments in school infrastructure given the requirements of the Right to Education Act. GPS locations of 4640 schools were taken up by the School Department of Manipur and was earmarked on the 3D terrain model by NECTAR.

The RTE Act prescribes the maximum distance that a school can be located from a habitation. One thousand and ninety three habitations did not have school within the prescribed limit, as per the Act. Based on these results the Govt. of Manipur received a major increase in its budgetary allocations from the Government of India for school construction.

NECTAR and the Government of Manipur have been in discussion to refine this exercise further. In the above concluded exercise the deficit was calculated based on a straight line distance. Given the advantages offered by 3 Dimensional terrain models, with high resolution imagery, deficit needs to be calculated based on difficulty levels. Difficulty levels are identified based on the type of natural hazard, threat level for a child in circumventing this and options open for reaching the school.

District of Manipur Covered under the School Mapping Excercise

SL No. Distric Names Name Of School &EGS Test Center
1 Bhishmpur 332
2 Chandel 338
3 Churachandpur 636
4 Imphal East 631
5 Imaphal West 637
6 Thoubal 532
7 Senapati 787
8 Tamenglong 383
9 Ukhrul 364
TOTAL 4640

Unserved Habitation as per the school mapping Exercise

SL No. Distric Names Priamry Upper Priamry Total
1 Bhishmpur 52 26 78
2 Chandel 43 50 93
3 Churachandpur 54 97 151
4 Imphal East 64 40 104
5 Imaphal West 18 8 26
6 Thoubal 68 10 78
7 Senapati 111 167 278
8 Tamenglong 99 123 222
9 Ukhrul 26 37 63
TOTAL 535 558 1093


School Mapping in Progress GPS Survey



Bamboo prefab kitchen for schools Under Midday Programme

NECTAR/NMBA signed MoU in collaboration with Education Department (School Section), Govt. of Manipur to carry out the Construction of Kitchen–cum–Store under Mid day Meal Scheme, using bamboo based prefabricated structures at various locations in Manipur.
So far more than 500kitchen cum store are installed by NMBA/NECATR and in use by school authorities in different location in Manipur.