According to recent news by The New Indian Express, inaugurating the Winter School on ‘Geospatial Technologies-Application to Science and Engineering Research’, organised by the department of Environmental Studies at GITAM Institute of Science in GITAM University on Dec. 19, Mr. Bhoop Singh, the head of National Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) said:
The Central government is developing ‘National Geographical Information System (NGIC)’ with an aim to organise and standardise seamless GIS assets for the entire country and position a national GIS technological platform for GIS-enabled data applications and services.
He also added that efforts were also being made to evolve National Geospatial Policy which would address all possible issues related to sharing of maps, point data to the concerned departments, and individual enquiries to help in the development of a planning mechanism for area-specific problems. Geospatial Technologies are addressing various issues related to the rural development, urban planning, health, education and disaster management and also hastening country’s economic growth.
“The NRDMS is preparing a National Urban Information System (NUIS) with geospatial information of 152 Indian cities to plan the Smart Cities in a better way. Within a year, public will get the entire India’s geospatial information on web,” he added.