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Patna municipality in India to use GIS for property taxation

Patna, India: Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) in India commissioned a survey for the first time in Patna to identify the residential complexes which are illegally being used for commercial purposes. The survey is being conducted by Infotech Ltd., on the basis of which the municipal corporation will realise holding tax as applicable to commercial complexes from the residential complexes concerned.

The project, Implementation of geographical information system, has been divided into three phases. The first phase of the survey started with satellite mapping of the structures. A new map was made according to the satellite mapping within the area of 109.218 sq km of PMC. This phase will be followed by a door-to-door visit by the personnel of Infotech Ltd. and PMC.

“About 2.25 lakh structures have been mapped which will be surveyed by the personnel concerned for verification,” said PMC commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pal. He added that PMC is losing a handsome amount every year as holding tax on this count. It looks forward to collecting a higher amount once the survey is over. The survey is being funded by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Source: Times of India