Odisha, India: The Odisha government has decided to prepare a master plan for all 106 towns in the next two years for monitoring the land use control in urban areas. Preparation of master plan through GIS mapping and remote sensing survey was taken up in 53 towns, a senior official said.
Development plans for five places — Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Jatani and Choudwar — have already been completed and implemented, said Director of Town Planning, Prasant Kumar Patnaik.
Similarly, draft plans for another nine towns — Puri, Konark, Sambalpur, Burla, Hirakud, Jharsuguda, Brajaraj Nagar, Belpahar and Paradip have been prepared and objections were invited from the people of the concerned towns on the draft plans, he said during a visit here.
Patnaik said the database was being prepared for another 20 towns after GIS mapping and survey conducted through remote sensing
Source: The Hindu