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Indian Geospatial Economy Expected To Cross Rs 63,100 Cr By 2025: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

He said that the geospatial technology has become one of the key enablers in socio-economic development by enhancing productivity, ensuring sustainable infrastructure planning, effective administration and aiding the farm sector

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Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh today said that India's geospatial economy is expected to cross Rs 63,100 crore by 2025 at a growth rate of 12.8 per cent. 

He said that the geospatial technology has become one of the key enablers in socio-economic development by enhancing productivity, ensuring sustainable infrastructure planning, effective administration and aiding the farm sector.

The minister emphasised that Geospatial technology and Geographic Information System (GIS) is going to make a significant impact in the way India has been adopting this technology and moving ahead. He said, the world is looking at India as to how it is using technology to tackle some of the major humanitarian and sustainability problems.

Highlighting the role and scope of geospatial, he said, “Accurate, real-time geospatial information combined with other data, like demography, healthcare facilities, and vaccination centres, has immensely helped us to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic emergency effectively.” 

The Minister pointed out that the Rural Development Ministry has mapped over 45 lakh km of rural roads by using 21 data layers of the map, which has digitised information regarding water bodies, green areas, plots, and other structures essential for administrative purposes. He said nearly 2.6 lakh gram panchayat had been covered by the ministry under the scheme of mapping and digitisation.

Dwelling on the policy reforms aspects, Jitendra Singh said, recognising the critical role of national geospatial and mapping agencies, the commercial sector, and user industries, India is developing a conducive environment and synergies for public-private partnerships through various policy reforms. 

He said, the Guidelines for Geospatial Data, the Drone Rules 2021, and the Draft Policies (Geospatial, Remote Sensing, and Satellite Navigation) will liberalize, democratize, and commercialise the use of geospatial data and information for planning and monitoring requirements within the country.



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