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I&C department conducts quality checking of Geo-referenced Village Maps in J&K

JAMMU, JULY 08: To push the mapping of land records on the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP), the Industries & Commerce Department (Nodal department for implementation of GatiShakti in the UT of J&K), in collaboration with the Revenue Department, has undertaken a significant initiative to enhance the accuracy and reliability of Geo-referenced village maps prepared by the Revenue Department, J&K. The Industries & Commerce department is conducting quality checking sessions on a sample basis across all 20 districts of Jammu & Kashmir.

Each district of J&K is allocated a dedicated 3-day training period where the master trainers and the associated staff of the revenue department are required to get the digitized and geo-referenced villages checked on sample basis from the technical team of Industries Commerce Department. The entire program is scheduled from 1st July 2024 to 5th August 2024, ensuring comprehensive coverage and thorough evaluation of geo-referenced villages from all districts.

The primary objective of these sessions is to ensure the mapping of cadastral maps on the PM GatiShakti UT Master Portal since land records are crucial for planning and developmental purposes. The sessions are being conducted by a team of experts from the Industries & Commerce Department, who are providing hands-on training & Counseling to officials from the Revenue Department. This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of the Jammu & Kashmir Government to leverage technology for improved governance and infrastructure development.

“This initiative is expected to significantly enhance the quality of spatial data, thereby contributing to more efficient and effective administration and development planning in the Union Territory” said Arun Manhas, Director Industries and Commerce Jammu while interacting with the Patwaris from District Samba. Till date 4 districts (Kathua,Poonch, Budgam, Pulwama) in the UT of J&K have completed their 3 days hands-on training and the remaining districts will be completed by 1st week of August 2024.