Digital mapping of Punjab villages

The Punjab govt approved the project for digital mapping of all the villages in the state. The digital mapping would be done in collaboration with the Remote Sensing Department of the Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana. This project would be completed within a period of 6 months. The project would cover over 12,000 villages in the state.

Objective:

  • Effective governance in rural areas.
  • The digital mapping would give a clear pictorial view of location and measurement of village’s common land (Shamlat) and the extent of encroachments on such land.
  • Aid the state government to determine the common facilities available in all villages like road network and other necessities of villages.

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