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Survey of India ,the national mapping agency of the country under the Ministry of Science & Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Department of Revenue & Land Records, Government of Maharashtra to undertake the large scale mapping of village gaothan (aabadi) areas in the state using drones. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the drone based mapping project being carried out by Survey of India at Nimgaon Korhale in Ahmednagar district recently.
This large scale mapping project is being carried out by Survey of India for Department of Revenue and Land Records, Govt of Maharashtra, using professional survey grade drone covering more than 40,000 village gaothan (aabadi) areas in the state.
These village gaothan areas not been surveyed earlier will be mapped at 1:500 scale covering all land parcels in the village for preparing the accurate revenue maps and GIS database. Drone survey will be pivotal to fix locations of village boundaries, canals, canal limits and roads in these villages.
A detailed presentation about this large scale mapping project was also made in the National Workshop and Conference of Sarpanch and Upsarpanch, organised jointly by Department of Rural Development, Maharashtra and All India Sarpanch Association in Ahmednagar district on July 31, 2019. This conference was attended by thousands of sarpanch, upsarpanch and farmers across the country and the Maharashtra state.
Maharashtra Minister for Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare, Pankaja Gopinath Munde; Surveyor General of India Lt Gen Girish Kumar; Commissioner Revenue & Land Records; Commissioner Rural Development and Secretary, RDD from Govt of Maharashtra along with other officials were also present during the launch of the project.