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Himachal Pradesh soon to get geo-informatics centre

Shimla, India: Aryabhatta Geo-Informatics and Space Application Centre (AGISAC) in Himachal Pradesh (HP) State in India will start functioning by end of 2011, announced Ravinder Ravi, Irrigation and Public Health Minister of the state. Ravi said that the Centre will enable layering of developmental data with GIS mapping for formulating micro planning.
Earlier, in April 2011, two Indian states, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up the AGISAC in collaboration with Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Application and Geo Informatics (BISAG), Gandhinagar. 
The technology developed by BISAG has been applied by revenue, forest, education, health, agriculture, horticulture and rural development departments in the first phase. By super imposing land revenue data layered with road industry and other relevant data on a GIS map, BISAG enabled the state government to take early and informed decisions.
Based on the technology application, a decision for identifying suitable land for re-locating Nano plant in Gujarat was done within hours against the usual time of three days, Dr. T P Singh, Director of BISAG disclosed.
Source: TOI