Chandigarh, November 9 – Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal said that State Government would make best use of space technologies in the development planning and to translate e-governance into Geospatial governance (g-governance) in the state.
The Chief Minister was addressing participants during wrap up session of a state level workshop on Utilization of Space Technologies in the Developmental Planning of Haryana organized by Haryana Space Applications Centre (HARSAC) and Science and Technology Department here today.
While exhorting the officers of the State government, the Chief Minister said that every department should take the call to adopt geo spatial governance for the development of the state. He asked them to form a team of young technical experts in their departments to implement the space technology. He also directed Principal Secretary Science and Technology Department Mrs. Sumita Misra to start training programme for the same.
The Chief Minister urged the Deputy Director NRSC, ISRO Dr. P.G. Diwakar that new technology should be used so that real type data could be made available to the state government on low cost. He said that State government is preparing drafts of FOODNET, State Resident Data Base, National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP) etc where space technologies would be used in the developmental planning of the state.
He said that State government would also urge the Union Government to release funds liberally for implementation of such programmes in the state.
The Chief Minister also released Reports on Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring of Haryana, Sustainable Land use Plan of Jhajjar district, Digital mapping of Haryana and Demarcation of Forest Boundaries of HARSAC on this occasion.
Speaking on this occasion, Chief Secretary Mr D.S. Dhesi said that Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal is laying great stress on integration of various data basis so as to have a comprehensive data base. He assured that all concerned departments would make best use of g-governance so that benefit could reach to common people.
Principal Secretary Science and Technology Department Mrs. Sumita Misra said that Hayana is the first state which has organized such a workshop after the national workshop held at New Delhi on September 7. The workshop was aimed at sensitizing the state government departments regarding the use of space technologies in the development planning, she added.
Deputy Director NRSC, ISRO Dr. P.G. Diwakar also spoke on this occasion.
Additional Chief Secretaries and Principal Chief Secretaries of the State Government had given a brief presentation on how they plan to use space technology or GIS in their respective departments.
Those present on this occasion included Additional Chief Secretary Revenue and Disaster Management Mr. Dalip Singh, Additional Chief Secretary School Education Mrs. Kesni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Irrigation Mr. Ram Niwas, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Mr. Dhanpat Singh, Principal Secretary Urban Local Bodies Mr. Mahavir Singh, Head of Departments, Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners and other senior officers of the various departments.