The Ministry of the Interior has successfully completed a native language survey involving field videography of 576 languages and dialects across the country.
According to the Department of the Interior’s annual report for 2021-22, the aim is to establish a web archive at the National Informatics Center (NIC) to preserve and analyze the original taste of each native native language.
For this purpose, a proper operation in organizing the linguistic data by in-house linguists is underway, it said.
“The Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI) project has been successfully completed with field videography of 576 native languages,” the report said.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said the Linguistic Survey of India (LSI) has been a regular survey activity in the country since the Sixth Five-Year Plan.
Following on from previous publications under this project, the volume on LSI Jharkhand has been completed and the volume on LSI Himachal Pradesh is nearing completion.
The fieldwork of LSI Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh continues.
The native language videography voice data will be uploaded to the NIC server for archiving purposes, the report said.
The Interior Ministry said in the upcoming census, which has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that several new initiatives have been taken to facilitate smooth running of the mega exercise, including the use of the advanced geospatial technology. The pre-census mapping activities include the preparation and updating of maps showing the administrative units of the states and UTs, districts, sub-districts, towns, cities and neighborhoods within cities to ensure good coverage of the entire geographic area of the country. Work is also underway to disseminate the results of the census through web-based interactive maps. Preparatory work in this direction has already started.
Some of these initiatives include purchasing versions and re-modules of software to perform the Census mapping activities in a fast and efficient manner and all mapping manpower trained to use the latest software, the report said.
Changes in jurisdictions that occurred in the country after the 2011 census to December 31, 2019 have been updated in the georeferenced database and will continue to be updated as the freeze date has been extended to June 30, 2022.
More than 6 lakh maps (district, sub-district, village level) have been prepared and uploaded in the census officers internal portal and the same will be further updated and finalized according to the changes of jurisdiction until June 2022.
For the first time, the House Listing Block (HLB) Mobile Mapping App for geo-reference all counting blocks of the upcoming census in the country has been introduced and the necessary training has been given on it to national and master trainers.
A guide to using the map app has been prepared in English, Hindi and regional languages, the report said.
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