Haryana Space Centre to help create ‘Digital’ state

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.

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.