The UMANG mobile app (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) is an all-in-one mobile app launched by the Government of India that provides exposure to advanced services from different national and state-level bodies. To make the UMANG app more user-friendly for the citizens of India, MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) has allowed map services in the "UMANG App" through an MOU with MapmyIndia to improve the Digital India Program's endeavors under the concept of "Aatmanirbhar Bharat."
According to the press release of PIB (Press Information Bureau Government of India), "as a result of integration of UMANG with MapmyIndia Maps, citizens will be able to find government facilities nearest to their location, such as mandis, blood banks and much more, at the click of a button. They will also be able to see these on the most detailed and interactive street and village level maps of India, built by MapmyIndia. Citizens will also be able to view the driving distance, get directions and turn by turn voice and visual guidance to locations, including traffic and road safety alerts during navigation, through the linkage between UMANG App and MapmyIndia".
Through MapmyIndia, the UMANG app is currently providing the following services according to the press release:
Mera Ration- Through UMANG, users can identify and navigate to the 'Nearest Fair Price Shops' as shops are visible in the form of pointers on MapmyIndia integrated map.
eNAM- Through UMANG, 'Mandi Near Me' service will help users to identify and navigate to the nearby mandis pointed on the map.
Damini- 'Damini Lightning Alerts' service is to provide lightning alerts to users by giving a visual of nearby areas where lightning has struck in the last few minutes. This alert mechanism provides the possibility of lightning strikes on map view.
For better user-friendliness, the UMANG app will have the following services shortly according to the press release:
ESIC - Users can view ESIC centers such as hospitals/dispensaries on map view and navigate to them.
Indian Oil - Service is to locate nearby retail and distributors of Gas stations as well as fuel filling stations.
NHAI: Users can view the toll plazas and toll rates information while travelling.
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) provides information corresponding to nearby police stations on the map.
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (Meri Sadak) will help users to raise complaints of damaged roads (under PMGSY) by selecting the road on MapmyIndia platform.
The UMANG App can be downloaded by giving a missed call on 97183-97183 and is available at the following links for download: