In first of its kind operation, the Survey of India would undertake detailed aerial mapping of residential properties in the inhabited areas of 6227 revenue villages of Pauri, Udham Singh Nagar and Almora districts of Uttarakhand. The survey would be done with the help of drones. An understanding between Revenue Board of Uttarakhand and Survey of India was inked for the project on June 4. Uttarakhand is among six states which are chosen as pilot states under the central government’s ‘Swamittwa scheme’ for the purpose. Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are the other states where Swamittwa scheme would be implemented. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj, government of India is the nodal agency for the ambitious project. In Uttarakhand the project is being undertaken in three districts in the first phase.
The additional secretary and director Panchayati Raj department, Harish Chandra Semwal told The Pioneer that the progress of the scheme was reviewed by the joint secretary, Union ministry of Panchayati Raj, A P Nagar on Thursday in a video conferencing session. He said that the Nagar expressed happiness that contract for the scheme has been signed between the revenue board and Survey of India and directed that the scheme should be brought in the implementation phase soon.
Friday, 05 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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