The City Municipal Council of Ramanagaram, Karnataka, will have Geographical Information System (GIS) and Management Information System (MIS) in place by October 15.
Being implemented under the eGovern GIS scheme, by eGovernments Foundation, 90 per cent of the work has already been completed. Incidentally, the achievement is less than 30 per cent in Bangalore, where it was launched about two-and-a-half years ago, along with Ramanagaram and 55 other towns and cities in Karnataka. According a senior official of the Urban Development Department, the GIS is targeted at empowering the local body to improve property tax collection and plan development projects in the town. With the click of a button, the administrators can see the name of the property owner, the address and the property tax collected from him/her, the official adds. The eGovern GIS will be integrated with the property tax package that is currently being designed by the Foundation and is expected to be launched in September.