Uttar Pradesh Goes for GIS Mapping of Minor Irrigation Constructions

Rajkishor-Singh1According to recent news by ToI, the Minister for Minor irrigation, Groundwater, Animal husbandry and Panchayati Raj Mr. Raj Kishore Singh of Uttar Pradesh has directed that GIS mapping of construction works pertaining to minor irrigation department be done.

The minister also issued instructions that photograph of the spot/construction site be done while the design and drawing of the check dam/pond is being passed before the commencement of the construction activities. After this photography should be done during the course of construction when the construction process is complete using a good quality GPS camera.

 He said that GIS mapping had started in 2016-17. The GIS mapping on a pilot basis would be first done in 7 districts of Bundelkhand, and subsequently replicated throughout the state.

The work of GIS mapping would be operated upon by the UPDESCO, and in order to ensure effective implementation, the concerned staff would also be imparted necessary training, Raj Kishore Singh said. Speaking on the occasion, Principal Secretary minor irrigation and groundwater department Renuka Kumar said that instructions in this regard have already been issued to all the concerned officials. She further stated that the data obtained from the districts would be subject to further analysis, monitoring and subsequently used in policy making. The principal secretary also said that no laxity in this regard would be tolerated.

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