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Resource Map helps you to make better decisions

Resource Map is a free, open-source tool that helps you make better decisions by giving a better insight into the location and distribution of your resources. With Resource Map, our team can collaboratively record, track, and analyse resources at a glance using a live map
In PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) Resource Map is a very effective tool to know about the resource of the place, and it is also a good method to involve all person at the same time as because of its large size. Everyone can contribute their ideas and knowledge about the place in Resource mapping. It is also a good tool to attract people’s mind into PRA as because we use various colour and different materials as needed it is quite interesting than other tools of PRA.
In our Resource Map at Anjan gram of Gumla Dist. of Jharkhand we use different materials like tiles, green grasses, coloured powder, sketch pens, sand, stone of different size, chart paper, etc.
Our team is divided into groups, the mass mobilisation team collect the villagers for PRA. In evening the villagers came in-front-of the Anjan mata temple, after a short talk by the teachers we start to tell about the purpose of why we called them for a meeting and make them understand that we are new in the village we don’t know anything about the village we just want some information of the village from them but not only questioning them but also using some PRA tool. And it is also told that about tools they will be made aware before using them.
                                     Anjan gram. (google earth)
We just provide them materials and told them to imagine this as a resource of the village and place the resource at its proper place by making the temple the centre. As example tiles are used at the place of hills, sand is use as the roads, yellow powder used as river green powder used as paddy field, stone as the temple and different colour of sketch pens for the little sources of the village.
                              Resource map of Anjan gram.

As the map made by the villagers is not clearly understandable in picture so a modelling map is done by us.
By resource mapping we find out the main resource of the village according to the villagers. Those are
  • ·       Hills
  • ·       River
  • ·       Temple
  • ·       School
  • ·       Health centre
  • ·       Post office
  • ·       Shops
  • ·       Water tank
  • ·       Well
  • ·       Anganwari
  • ·       Panchayat vaban etc.
By: Saswatik Tripathy

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