Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Digital mapping to check encroachment in Punjab villages

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – 17:45

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government today approved the major initiative of digitally mapping of all villages of Punjab in collaboration with Remote Sensing department of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana. Punjab would be the first state in the Country to initiate digital mapping of all 12,000 plus villages in the state.

Disclosing this here today Surjit Singh Rakhra, Rural Development & Panchayat Minister said that he has approved this major exercise to get a detailed view of all villages through satellite imaging and by digital mapping, the department would be able to have clear pictorial view of location and measurement of village common land, the extent of encroachment on these lands, the common facilities available in all villages, road network and other requirements of villages.

Emphasizing on the upkeep and maintenance of infrastructure of rural areas, Rakhra said that with the digital mapping of the villages we would be able to monitor the requirement of every village sitting at headquarter. He said that SAD-BJP government was committed to provide world class infrastructure in all villages and this exercise was first step in this direction.

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