India’s first ‘Migration Monitoring System’ launched

On October 21, 2022, India got its first ‘Migration Monitoring System’. The system is aimed at providing updated information on migrant pregnant women, lactating mothers and children instantly on a single system.

The system, developed by the Department of Women and Child Development was inaugurated in Mumbai by Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Mangalprabhat Lodha.

About Migration Monitoring System

The website-based Migration Tracking System (MTS) will track the movements of vulnerable seasonal migrant beneficiaries through individual unique identification numbers. The first-of-its-kind system will make available the information of seasonal migrant women and children immediately.

“This will make it easier for the beneficiaries to get the benefits of the government schemes,” Minister Lodha was quoted as saying. Among other benefits, the system also makes it possible to easily fill the information to department officials, Anganwadi workers and supervisors.

It can be accessed through the website and MahaMTS App available on Google Play Store, free for people to download.

Impact of the system

The Monitoring System will also be able to furnish information about food distribution, vaccination, amrit diet scheme, health check-up, through which these can be implemented effectively.

Moreover, the native addresses of pregnant women, lactating women, children aged zero to three years, children aged three to six years and children aged 6-18 years can be obtained.

Last year, in November, the system was implemented in pilot form in six districts of Chandrapur, Amravati, Jalna, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. It was used for filling the information of beneficiaries in the web-based app.

After studying the process of migration of women and children, the information of the beneficiaries was filled in the mobile app with the help of Anganwadi workers and supervisors. Furthermore, efforts were made to provide Anganwadi services to the migrant beneficiaries at that place.