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21 November 2021

Chandigarh November 21- Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that Geographic Information System Laboratories (GIS Labs) are being established in all the districts of the state, so that data related to various departments can be collected through satellite. The monitoring of the projects run by various departments can be done through satellite and the data related to all the departments will be available in these labs.

After inaugurating the GIS Lab set up by Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC) in 11 districts of the state through a virtual meeting at Camp Office Chandigarh on Sunday, the Chief Minister interacted directly with the cabinet ministers, public representatives and officials of the state present in these districts.

He said that data would be collected and preserved using satellite images in these labs which are being built by HARSAC. After this, complete details of the data received such as name of the property owner, contact number, area of the property, status of the property related to residential or commercial area will be recorded. Also, the location of the property and the public facilities available in the area will also be easily accessible. Not only this, authorized and unauthorized colonies can be easily identified through satellite as well. Even while buying a property, people will know whether that property is in the authorized area or not. He said that data related to all departments including Revenue, Irrigation, Urban Local Bodies, Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Development and Panchayat, Police and Education Department will be collected in the lab.

The data of all the departments will be available online in the GIS Lab and the common man will be able to access the information easily. He said that the 11 districts where laboratories have been set up by HARSAC include Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Panipat, Sonipat, Rewari, Nuh, Bhiwani, Fatehabad and Palwal districts. The work of establishing more laboratories in the second phase is in progress, which will be completed soon in other districts as well.

The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of Chairman, HARSAC, Sh. V Umashankar for the laboratories being set up at the district level. He encouraged the scientists of HARSAC and said that Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi's Digital India mission should be carried forward by making maximum use of satellite technology in the state, so that the general public can also get maximum benefit from it.

Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala also appreciated the GIS Lab set up by HARSAC on the occasion and said that it would be easy to compile the property data related to all the departments in the state. With the establishment of these laboratories at the district level, less time and less expenditure will be required for mapping of natural resources, urbanization, assessment of various schemes of the government in rural areas and preparation of plans at the district level.