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Himachal Pradesh to set up geo-informatics centre

Shimla, India: Himachal Pradesh State Government, India, will set up geo-informatics centre for planning with the help of the latest digital techniques under supervision of department of science, technology and environment. The state government is following the footsteps of Gujarat state to improveme its governance, reports Indian Express.

Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh, said the centre would be set up on the lines of Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BIGSAC), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and would be named as Aryabhatta Geo-Informatics and Space Applications Centre (AGiSAC).

“Departments that are directly linked with common man including Revenue, Forest, Education, Health, Agriculture, Horticulture, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development would be the first ones to be taken up for planning under the project by digitisation of their record. This would make the working transparent by making information available to the people on internet,” the Chief Minister said.

State has already set up State Resource Information Centre that uses space technology for formulation of development plans and their evaluation and monitoring.

Dhumal said AGiSAC would function as nodal agency for development and planning through Geo-Informatics and Space Technology. The project would be set up with the technical support of Government of Gujarat

Chief Secretary Rajwant Sandhu said that a high level team had visited Gujarat to learn about the practical implementation of the project in Himachal Pradesh.

Source: Indian Express