Ministry of Science & Technology issues press release on Conference on “Geospatial Policy for National Development”


Ministry of Science & Technology has issued a press release on its conference on “Geospatial Policy for National Development”. This conference was held on 21st and 22nd February, 2023.  The Ministry published the press release on the conference on 24th February, 2023.

During the conference the experts suggested ways of pushing forward the new Geospatial Policy and harnessing it for national development

The Secretary of the Department of Land Resources underlined that Geospatial Technologies give power to people by making information accessible. He emphasized the need and importance of having computerized and easily accessible land records for citizens to avail multiple benefits of welfare schemes implemented by Central and State Governments.

The Jt. Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Surveyor General of India sought the partnership of all stakeholders for taking forward the citizen-centric policy, which addresses the entire geospatial ecosystem of the country and for making it a reality.

Additionally, the President AGI India, underlined the opportunities for the industry in Geospatial Policy and said there is a need to engage end users in the implementation of the policy.

Furthermore, the participants from the government sectors and industry players discussed geospatial infrastructure, skill development, transport networks, sustainable water management, agriculture, capacity building, and plans for high-end geospatial research and development at the two-day conference geared to develop a roadmap for successful implementation of the policy.

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