GGIS commissioned in tribal Panchmahals
By A Staff Reporter
JAMBUGHODA (Panchmahals district): This tribal-dominated taluka, known for its forests and wildlife, on Monday became a part of the global village with the Gujarat Geographic Information System (GGIS) including details about the taluka in its multi-purpose common digital database.
Panchmahals also became the first tribal district in the state to be a part of the IT revolution.
GGIS, the nodal agency for Gujarat under the National Natural Resources Information System, has been working on three districts -- Panchmahals, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar. The district will be connected to the Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN) when the system is inaugurated on August 15.
"Data on the taluka's natural resources, infrastructure like road and rail links, basic amenities, demography and socio-economic aspects will be included in the database which will be provided on Windows, Desktop and also on CDs for administrators, planners, scientists and social workers," senior scientist with Remote Sensing and Communication Centre Sashikant Sharma.
Sharma informs that work will soon begin on the rest of the districts of the state, with these three districts being the model.
The district also completed computerisation of land records with the help of the National Informatic Centre. Jambughoda taluka was selected as a pilot project to test the success of the task.