Sangam: Digital Twin’ Initiative

Sangam: Digital Twin’ Initiative



Department of Telecommunications (DoT) unveiled the ‘Sangam: Digital Twin’ initiative.



GS02 GS03 (Government policies and intervention, Science and technology)


What is ‘Sangam: Digital Twin’ ?

  • Sangam: Digital Twin is a Proof of Concept distributed in two stages to be conducted in one of the major cities of India.
  • The first stage is exploratory for clarity of horizon and creative exploration to unleash potential.
  • The second stage is for practical demonstration of specific use cases generating a future blueprint that may serve as a roadmap to scale and replicate successful strategies in future infrastructure projects through collaboration.
  • DoT has invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) from industry pioneers, startups, MSMEs, academia, innovators and forward-thinkers in this regard.


About Digital Twin Technology :

  • Digital Twin technology offers a solution by creating virtual replicas of physical assets, allowing for real-time monitoring, simulation and analysis for experimental iterations and feedback loops to adapt to the changes to achieve the best outcomes.
  • It is a digital model of an intended or actual real-world physical product, system, or process that serves as the effectively indistinguishable digital counterpart of it for practical purposes, such as simulation, integration, testing, monitoring, and maintenance.


Proof of Concept:

  • The developed to demonstrate the functionality and to verify a certain concept or theory that can be achieved in development.
  • They form an important part of the product development process for an organization.
  • While a POC shows that a product or feature can be developed, a prototype shows how it will be developed.
  • Industries varying from the hardware, drug discovery, manufacturing, science and engineering sectors use the POC process to pursue ideas before approving them for further testing and, eventually, full-scale production.
  • It is also known as Proof of Principal.