NEW DELHI, June 27 � The Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has roped in the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) to furnish satellite shots to keep tabs on progress of project works in the region.
The first phase of the Project, Space-Based Information Kiosk on NER (SBIK) was inaugurated by DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar which was developed by NESAC under the Department of Space here yesterday.
The SBIK has been conceptualised by NESAC to showcase the strength of existing geo-spatial inputs of NER for natural resources management and other various development and planning works in the region, said Director NESAC, Dr S Sudhakar.
The project is envisaged to flash information on floods and help in disaster management, besides project monitoring and assessing the road infrastructure by providing high resolution satellite data.
The main objective of the Kiosk is to provide relevant information on each of the eight States of NER. The first phase of SBIK provides information on land use, land cover, wetlands, wastelands, land degradation maps, road drainage and settlement, soil map, ground water prospect map along with district-wise statistics. The SBIK contains imagery of advanced wide field sensor (AWiFS) of IRS-P6 satellite.
Lauding the Project, Ghatowar said that SBIK would help in planning and resource mapping of the NER. �Using the tools, we can map remote areas, development works, roads and bridges monitor disaster management,� he added.
Two more geo-portals, North Eastern District Resources Plan (NEDRP) and Sericulture Information Linkages and Information System (SILKS) are being integrated into SBIK. The main objective of NDRP is to provide space technology inputs for preparing DPR.