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[pib] Sangam: Digital Twin Initiative


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Sangam: Digital Twin Initiative

Mains level: Digital Twin Technology



  • Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has introduced the ‘Sangam: Digital Twin’ initiative, inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from industry pioneers, startups, MSMEs, academia, innovators, and forward-thinkers.

What is Digital Twin Technology?

  • A digital twin 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.

About Sangam: Digital Twin Initiative

  • Context: The initiative aligns with the technological advancements of the past decade in communication, computation, and sensing, in line with the vision for 2047.
  • Proof of Concept (PoC) in Two Stages: The initiative will be distributed in two stages, conducted in one of India’s major cities.
    1. First Stage: An exploratory phase focusing on clarifying horizons and creative exploration to unleash potential.
    2. Second Stage: A practical demonstration of specific use cases, generating a future blueprint for collaboration and scaling successful strategies in future infrastructure projects.
  • Objectives:
    1. Demonstrate practical implementation of innovative infrastructure planning solutions.
    2. Develop a model framework for facilitating faster and more effective collaboration.
    3. Provide a future blueprint for scaling and replicating successful strategies in future infrastructure projects.


  • Sangam: Digital Twin represents a collaborative leap towards reshaping infrastructure planning and design.
  • It integrates 5G, IoT, AI, AR/VR, AI native 6G, Digital Twin, and next-gen computational technologies, fostering collaboration among public entities, infrastructure planners, tech giants, startups, and academia.
  • Sangam brings all stakeholders together, aiming to translate innovative ideas into tangible solutions, bridging the gap between conceptualization and realization, and paving the way for groundbreaking infrastructure advancements.

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