eGov and Transerve, a location intelligence provider have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Bengaluru.
eGov’s open-source platform DIGIT, is said to empower local government authorities to deliver and administer citizen focussed urban governance services with efficiency, accountability and transparency. Being a non-profit, eGov actively works with technology & civil society partners to build Open-Source solutions to improve ease of living for citizens in India.
Transerve provides a cloud-based location intelligence platform to help municipal authorities map geographic locations and structures to ease revenue and tax collection processes for a municipality. Transerve software has already been put to use in many cities in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Goa.
Transerve’s geo-spatial technology will complement DIGIT’s urban & Sanitation product portfolio. Both firms are currently working together to build an Open-Source Faecal Sludge Management solution on the DIGIT platform to create social impact in the Sanitation domain. Transerve has implemented a GIS Integrated DIGIT Property Tax solution in the past for multiple municipalities in UP.
Hiren Doshi, VP, GTM & Partnerships, eGovernments Foundation, said “With the objective of improving citizen-centric governance and city-citizen engagement across India, eGov actively works with multiple partners including start-ups to co-create gov-tech & civic-tech solutions through an ecosystem & partnership first approach. A partnership with Transerve will create innovative solutions on top of DIGIT for urban & Sanitation needs of cities in India.”
eGov was established in 2003 by Nandan Nilekani and Srikanth Nadhamuni to partner with city administrators in order to leverage the transformative power of technology for better quality of life in cities and to make them sustainable.
The foundation is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nilekani Philanthropies, Omidyar Network India, and Tata Trusts. PTI