India: Gandhi Nagar (Gujarat)-based Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Application and Geo Informatics, known as BISAG, a Gujarat government-run agency, will impart information to Madhya Pradesh’s IT department regarding using the GIS as decision support system (DSS).
According to the report published by the Free Press Journal, a team headed by chief secretary Anthony DeSa will visit the institute on June 14. “The government has got feedback about the institute which did remarkable work in use of GIS in DSS and policy formation. This team will study the technology and its implementation in Madhya Pradesh,” official sources told media.
Despite several efforts by different departments including forests that used GIS in finding location of fire in forests, the government could not equip itself fully with the technology.
Chief Secretary DeSa now wants the government departments to use this technology and accelerate its adoption. Several department heads including principal secretary UAD, SN Mishra, additional chief secretary, school education, SR Mohanthy, secretary IT, Hariranjan Rao will be part of the team.
One of the prime institutes in the country, the BISAG is the state level nodal agency to facilitate the use of geospatial technologies for planning and development activities pertaining to agriculture, land and water resource management, waste land, watershed development, forestry, disaster management, infrastructure and education.
Source: Free Press Journal