Punjab villages to be digitally mapped

Over 12,000 villages in the state would be covered under the project, aimed at effective governance in rural areas.The Punjab government has cleared the project for digital mapping of all the villages in the state.

The digital mapping would be done in association with the Remote Sensing Department of the Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.

According to the senior officials of Rural Development Department, this project would be completed in six-month time.

“Over 12,000 state villages would be covered under this project. It would help us to get a detailed view of all villages through satellite imaging,”

Once digital mapping is done, we would be able to have a clear pictorial view of location and measurement of village’s common land (shamlat) and the extent of encroachments on such land,

Besides, digital mapping would also help the state government to ascertain the common facilities available in all villages, road network and other requirements of villages.

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