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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has taken a lot of steps to preserve the water bodies with the help of the latest technology available.

In this direction recently on world GIS day LG Manoj Sinha said that reforms introduced in the past 8 years to revolutionize the GIS technology across the country, he said Under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, GIS has now become the mainstay of development planning and being widely used in the planning and monitoring of development works.

About 1000 GIS applications every day are being used by professionals, researchers, and common citizens in more than 50 sectors to address various challenges and opportunities, he noted.

He shared the efforts of the government for introducing GIS to address the efficiency of urban & industrial planning, better decision-making for new reforms in agriculture, modernization of land records, road safety, smart city projects, connecting producers & markets, preserving biodiversity and ensuring equity in the society.

GIS is playing a crucial role in the identification of forest boundaries, GI tagging, J&K green drive, conservation of wetlands, and census of water bodies.

Observing that Geographic approach is the only way to integrate all the information available for sectoral growth, he stressed the need to prepare a report on the encroachment of water bodies through comparative analysis of latest and earlier data.

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