Haryana, India launches GIS Labs in 11 districts
The Chief Minister of the Indian state of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, announced that Geographic Information System Laboratories (GIS Labs) are in the process of being established in all districts of the state to facilitate data collection pertaining to various departments through satellites.
The monitoring of the projects run by various departments can be done through satellite and the data related to all the departments will be available in these labs, the Chief Minister said after inaugurating GIS Labs set up by Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC) in 11 districts of the state through a virtual meeting.
The Chief Minister also interacted with the Cabinet Ministers, public representatives and officials of the state present in these 11 districts.
Khattar said that data would be collected and preserved using satellite images in these labs which are being built by HARSAC. After this, complete details of the data received such as the name of the property owner, their contact number, area of the property, status of the property related to residential or commercial area will be recorded. Also, the location of the property and the public facilities available in the area will also be easily accessible.
This will also enable in identifying authorized and unauthorized colonies through satellite data. Khattar also said that data related to all departments including Revenue, Irrigation, Urban Local Bodies, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Development and Panchayat, Police and Education Department will be collected in the labs.