Monday, April 25, 2011

Better Late than Never...

            Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has directed the concerning officials for identifying areas where the State could utilize the services of Mission Geospatial Applications (MGA) to give necessary fillip to the government endeavours for equitable development of all regions and sub-regions in the State.

            Taking brief on the usefulness and utility of Geospatial Applications at a presentation meeting, the Chief Minister said that the services of MGA (A Government of India Agency in the Science and Technology Ministry) could help the State to collect necessary data for various public service delivery sectors and strengthen the monitoring mechanism of checking and analyzing development schemes.

             Geospatial Applications and Remote Sensing would prove to be useful tools to give new dimension to the plan formulation and monitoring of works across the State. This news clearly goes to show that there is an increase in the awareness and know-how of Geospatial technology in India.