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Indian state unveils GIS-based tool for industrial land info

Bangalore, India: D V Sadananda Gowda, Chief Minister of Karnataka state in India launched ‘Kaigarika Bhoomi’, a GIS-based web tool to manage industrial areas in the state. One can access it by logging on to the official website of Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) – www.kiadb.in.

‘Kaigarika Bhoomi’ enables people, especially investors, access information about existing industrial areas – like status of occupancy, availability of plots, etc. Besides, the extent of land available for investors can also be obtained through the system. The system has been developed by Rolta India Ltd..

Principal Secretary to Industries and Commerce department K Jyotiramalingam said Kaigarika Bhoomi is a tool for collection, analysing, retrieving and managing the data, pertaining to land assets of all 136 industrial areas of, covering 40,000 acres of land of the KIADB.

The primary objective of the programme is to bring in transparency in the day-to-day functioning of the KIADB and to ensure orderly development of the industrial areas. It also helps attract more domestic and foreign investment, he added.

Source: Deccan Herald