Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its cap, Odisha won the ‘India Geospatial Excellence Award’ along with Tata Trusts for technological innovation through Jaga Mission.
The India Geospatial Awards held at Hyderabad has been organised by Geosmart Media and Communication.
The award is conferred for exemplary usage of geospatial tools in various fields (Governance, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Emergency response, Utilities, Design and Engineering, Environment, Agriculture, Mineral Exploration, Transportation, Business Intelligence, Insurance, Disaster Management, Smart Cities, Land information, Forestry, Water resource management).
Acknowledging the achievement, The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through the Chief Minister’s office congratulated the State housing and urban development (H & UD) department.
#Odisha won India Geospatial Excellence Award along with @tatatrusts for technological innovation in empowering millions of urban poor by providing land rights through #JagaMission. It further strengthens our resolve to transform urban slums into livable habitats @HUDDeptOdisha pic.twitter.com/4uqwlYRMTm
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) December 3, 2019
The Jaga Mission is backed by a landmark ‘Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act 2017’ that aims to assign land rights to slum dwellers in the Notified Area Council (NAC) and Municipalities.