Pan India 3D maps will be prepared for 100 cities that will be a game-changer for India
On Tuesday, Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Science and Technology Minister said that mapping of six lakh villages will be done under the SVAMITVA (Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas) scheme. He added that pan India 3D maps will be prepared for 100 cities which will be a game-changer for the country.
Dr. Jitendra Singh termed Geospatial Systems, Drone Policy, and Unlocked Space Sector as ‘the trinity’. He said it will be the hallmark of India’s future economic progress.
Under the government’s SVAMITVA scheme, geospatial technology along with drones will survey all the over six lakh Indian villages, he said at the first anniversary of the release of geospatial data.
Speaking as chief guest commemorating the 1st Anniversary of the Release of Geospatial Data, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “In an era of knowledge explosion and rapid technological changes, India has to live up to the global benchmarks. The Government of India’s vision for a $5 trillion economy by 2025 and Atmanirbhar Bharat rests on the key pillars of Make in India and Digital India.”
He said that all the bold decisions in Space, Atomic Energy, Drone, and the liberalization of Geospatial data by the guidelines have been a key driver behind these industry milestones, having boosted engagements, collaborations, and innovations on the pillars of transparency and efficiency.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes in breaking the taboos of the past and he is known for taking out-of-the-box and bold decisions that are unlocking the space sector for private players, joint ventures in atomic energy, or drone policy. He said the focus will be to strengthen the innovative start-up ecosystem with huge financial implications and job generation. The Minister assured the stakeholders that synergy will be brought about in all these sectors to have a multiplier effect.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said Geospatial technologies are the nation’s “digital currency” that finds dynamic application into multiple sectors like infrastructure, manufacturing, health, agriculture, urban planning, highways, and service delivery. He said the size of the Indian Geospatial market in 2020 as per one industry estimate was Rs.23,345 crore including Rs.10,595 crore of export which is likely to grow.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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