SANGAM: DIGITAL TWIN INITIATIVE (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     17th February 2024        
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Context: Recently, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has unveiled 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.

Sangam: Collaborative Leap in Infrastructure Planning

  • Integration of Technologies: Combining 5G, IoT, AI, AR/VR, AI native 6G, Digital Twin, and next-gen computational technologies.
  • Whole-of-Nation Approach: Involving public entities, tech industry leaders, startups, and academia for collective intelligence.
  • Transformative Platform: Bridging the gap between ideas and solutions, paving the way for groundbreaking infrastructure advancements.

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.