Crescent Kashmir

Preserving water bodies

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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to conserve the wetlands and water bodies with the latest tools of science. Recently on the world GIS day, LG Manoj Sinha asked his administration to retrieve the water bodies from the encouragements.

The latest census of 2815 water bodies in J&K by the Remote Sensing department can be used for mapping flood risk areas and sharing information with all concerned departments in an integrated manner. With the help of GIS, traffic accidents can be tackled through identification of accident locations, hotspots, the Lt Governor observed.

He advised all the concerned departments to collaborate to use GIS in network design, network optimization and data enhancement in remote areas. GIS can help in better planning of schemes and asset allocation according to the population and their needs, he added.

All stakeholders, GIS professionals, Research Scholars, Administrative Officers need to prepare a scientific framework based on GIS for data capturing & optimum utilization of Remote Sensing, GIS technology applications for better decision making.

He called for spreading awareness among the people about benefits of the GIS and its various applications in the development of society.

Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Forest, Ecology and Environment department shared the achievements and the future action plans of the department.

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