562 Of 588 Identified Projects Across North East Geo-Tagged Through Satellite Images And Mobile App: Govt

Swarajya Staff

Dec 12, 2022, 01:39 PM | Updated 01:39 PM IST

Infra boost in Northeast India
Infra boost in Northeast India

The Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (MDoNER), in collaboration with the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC), under the Department of Space, has developed a mobile application to monitor the progress of projects in the region, the Parliament was told on Monday (12 December).

The physical progress of the projects supported by MDoNER is monitored in three modes: mobile apps, satellite images and drone images, the ministry informed the Lok Sabha.

Till November 2022, out of 588 identified projects, 562 projects, at 1,664 different locations across North Eastern Region (NER), have been geo-tagged through satellite images and mobile app, the Ministry said.

As of 7 December 2022, 145 projects costing Rs 3,392.99 crore have been approved under the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), the Lok Sabha was informed.

These projects cover a range of sectors and will be implemented in the North Eastern Region.

Additionally, the North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC) has been granted 14 projects worth Rs 90.86 crore in the bamboo sector during the period from 2015-16 to 2021-22, the ministry said.

The development of the mobile application is part of MDoNER's efforts to improve the monitoring and implementation of projects in the region.

The use of satellite and drone images allows for real-time tracking of progress, which can help to identify and address any potential delays or challenges.

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