Bhuvan Panchayat 3.0 launched by ISRO
On January 29, 2020, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) launched Bhuvan Panchayat version 3.0.
Under the project, the ISRO will collaborate with Gram panchayat members to understand their data requirements. The portal will function with the help of satellite technology of ISRO. The project will run for two years. The portal aims at helping village development planning process under the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
What is Bhuvan Project?
Bhuvan is a satellite application that is powered by ISRO. It allows users to explore 2D and 3D representation of the earth.
Other Initiatives of ISRO
Along with Department of Land Resources ISRO has developed Srishti to monitor Integrated Watershed Management Programme. ISRO is also setting up Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) on the Bhuvan Web Portal.
Other Bhuvan Initiatives
Bhuvan-GAIL monitors pipelines using space technology to address pipeline safety concerns. The MGNREGA of every Gram Panchayat are to be geo-tagged with the help of BHUVAN portal.
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