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Haryana Space Centre to help create ‘Digital’ state

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The Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC), Hisar plans to harness the potential of the space technology for developmental planning of the State by creating a 'Digital Haryana'.

Disclosing this, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Science and Technology Department, S S Prasad said the project would cost INR.2.98 crore and would be a great leap forward in promoting e-governance in the State.

Information on the natural resources and infrastructure in the State needed to be made available in digital format to meet the increasing geo-spatial planning demands of various line departments, said Prasad, adding that many of plans went awry only because planners lack the latest and accurate information and database in a ready to use format for planning.

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Emphasising the need for improved efficiency in developmental planning, he said that digital maps of water bodies, forest areas, land use, wastelands, cropping patterns, agro-ecological zones, geology, ground water prospects, ground water quality and administrative boundaries like district, tehsil, block, police stations, parliamentary/assembly constituencies were required by a number of line departments.

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