Vadodara, India: In a bid to become a slum-free city, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) in India proposed the name Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University to prepare GIS and Management Information System (MIS) – based basic data for the city. The city is amongst the 26 cities in India selected for implementation of the Rajiv Avas Yojna (RAY) and the data will be used as a guideline for working on the project.
According to a report published in an Indian daily, the proposal forwarded to the VMC standing committee regarding appointment of an agency to conduct the GIS and MIS mapping of the slums in the city stated that it was necessary to appoint a consultant for preparing the basic data and software as well as hardware with a report. The VMC has zeroed down upon CEPT University as the agency that would conduct the work in the city.
As a part of RAY, the civic body has already conducted a socio-economic survey of a majority of slums in the city, the proposal stated. The data collected through this survey will also be included in the report to be prepared for RAY with GIS and MIS.
The proposal stated that it was necessary to have a systematic plan in place to ensure that the city reaped the benefits of RAY and became slum free. The preparation of the GIS and MIS data is a part of the phase one of the RAY.
CEPT will conduct a total station survey for 397 slums in the VMC limits.