SANGAM: DIGITAL TWIN INITIATIVE (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     16th March 2024        

Context: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) recently launched an Expression of Interest (EoI), inviting participation in the Sangam: Digital Twin Initiative.

Sangam: Digital Twin Initiative

  • About: The Proof of Concept, aimed at demonstrating a product, is divided into two stages and will be carried out in one of India's major cities.
  • Aim: Showcase innovative infrastructure planning solutions in a real-world context.
  • Model Framework Development: Create a collaborative model for faster and more effective collaboration.
  • Future Blueprint: Provide a roadmap for scaling and replicating successful strategies in future infrastructure projects.
  • Digital Twin Technology: Utilizing Digital Twin technology for virtual replicas, enabling real-time monitoring and simulation.
  • Adaptive Feedback Loop: Iterative experimentation and feedback to adapt to changes for optimal outcomes.
  • Backdrop of Techade Vision 2047: Breakthroughs in Communication, Computation, and Sensing: Contextualizing the initiative within the decade's technological advancements.
  • Two-Stage Process: The initiative comprises two stages:

oThe first stage focuses on exploratory activities to unleash potential and gain clarity of horizon.

oThe second stage involves practical demonstrations of specific use cases to generate a future blueprint for scalability and replication in future infrastructure projects.

Digital-Twin Technology

  • About: It is a digital representation of a physical object, person, or process, contextualized in a digital version of its environment. 
  • Digital twins can help an organization simulate real situations and their outcomes, ultimately allowing it to make better decisions.

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