ORSAC to monitor housing schemes

THE Odisha Space Application Centre (ORSAC) is working on a project under which, houses constructed under rural housing schemes of the State Government could be monitored through remote sensing techno

Published: 20th July 2017 02:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2017 10:09 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: THE Odisha Space Application Centre (ORSAC) is working on a project under which, houses constructed under rural housing schemes of the State Government could be monitored through remote sensing technology.Using the database on geo-tagged plots along with satellite imagery, surveillance can be kept on construction status of houses by the beneficiaries as well as according sanction of phase-wise amount by the implementing authorities.

This was revealed at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi to review the projects undertaken by ORSAC. Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan was also present while ORSAC chief executive Sandeep Tripathy delivered a presentation on the project activities.Tripathy said, the centre is also developing a GIS database under Geospatial Technology for Rural and Urban Development under which land use pattern along with information about infrastructure and public assets with plot details can be generated. This will be developed for 314 blocks of the State.

Padhi directed that the projects be completed by end of the current financial year. ORSAC has also taken up the cadastral-based GIS database generation for CDP preparation in 59 towns.The ORSAC has already developed GPS tracking system for mineral carrying vehicles. So far, 3,700 trucks are under its surveillance from the point of loading to destination. Similarly, it developed remote sensing and GIS technology database on actual irrigated area and cultivated area.The centre has also created a web-based remote sensing crop cutting experiment this year.

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