Microsoft Trained over 110,000 Municipal functionaries across 4000+ cities on Swachh Bharat e-Learning Portal
Microsoft India has partnered with The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to deploy Microsoft’s Project Sangam (cloud-hosted, mobile-first community learning platform) to prepare functionaries and officers crosswise over India on Swachh Bharat e-Learning Portal. Through this partnership, MoHUA has successfully trained 110,000+ municipal functionaries on best sanitation practices crosswise over 4000 or more cities in India.
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is an across the country campaign in India that intends to clean up the streets, streets and infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, and rustic areas. To successfully execute this campaign, MoHUA wanted to standardize, centralize, modernize, and establish systems for knowledge exchange and capacity development to prepare thousands municipal functionaries spread crosswise over cities in India. Partnership with Microsoft to use the cloud powered Project Sangam, enabled delivery of large-scale, far-spread preparing programs with high caliber and efficiency. The Sangam platform was designed to prepare municipal functionaries of state sanitation missions, administrators, city managers – engineers, field supervisors and sanitation workers with an intend to equip, assess, measure and accredit preparing of these officers.
Project Sangam empowered the Municipal functionaries by enabling MoHUA to run custom community instructional classes and track their process, manage content, users and investigation over the program in one place. It likewise provided video-based learning for users who have low-data transfer capacity supporting offline learning for the Swachh Bharat e-Learning Portal users.
Commenting on the partnership Shri V.K. Jindal, Joint Secretary and National Mission Director – SBM (U) stated, “The objective behind Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been to improve urban purification by encouraging large scale support and spreading awareness among all sections of society. This partnership with Microsoft has helped increase appropriation of best practices and equipped the workers with the knowledge they need to perform their assignments significantly more efficiently. We are already witnessing the phenomenal success of this partnership and the technology support by Microsoft is integral to that.
“As there are different states moving in the direction of a typical mission of Swachh Bharat, there is a need for having standardized and centralized practices for cleanliness. Project Sangam is a perfect fit for preparing the municipal workers with skilling content that is simple and easy to consume, ensuring high course completion rates and increased attendance. It has been designed to enable associations to reach the length and breadth of their target audience. Irrespective of the end user, the Sangam entrance provides an excellent open door for a constant learning process. This is a great example of how innovative use of technology can be leveraged to empower associations and people from varying backgrounds,” said Anil Bhansali, Corporate VP, Cloud and AI, Microsoft.
In the phase two of this Swachh Bharat e-learning mission, the Ministry will presently take off Citizen Training program with plan to prepare citizens of India on subjects like public toilets hygiene, waste management, household hygiene, sanitation practices.