Geospatial Strategy Think Tank released the report titled ‘Geospatial Strategy for New India’ in December 2019. Since the release of the report, the socio-economic context of the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Henceforth, the priority of the government, as well as the industry, has undergone a major transformation, keeping in view the fact that India needs to restore its economic vitality, build its healthcare ecosystem, ensure livelihood and sustenance for the vulnerable population, migrants and daily wage earners, while at the same time boost the start-up and SME ecosystem.
In view of these significant changes, the Geospatial Strategy Think Tank has voluntarily come together once again to relook at the strategy and outlook of geospatial adoption in the country, specifically focusing on key sectors of importance henceforth. Apart from building networks of partnerships and collaborations, organizing information with regards to geospatial data pool being used/active in the country and assimilating information on innovative use of geospatial for monitoring, tracking and surveillance, delivery of essential commodities and helping migrant workers to receive relief, the Think Tank has decided to bring out ‘Geospatial Strategy for New India ver 2.0’ in August 2020, which relooks at the opportunities, challenges and measures to ensure optimal utilization of geospatial technologies across key sectors.
To ensure the strategy is rooted in the respective sectoral reality, while leveraging geospatial knowledge, the Think Tank has agreed to constitute Sectoral Working Groups that will deep dive into each sector and build the strategy based on the needs assessment, challenges and opportunities for the respective sector. This document outlines the objectives, approach and constituents of the Working Groups.
The sectoral strategies will be used for policy advocacy, capacity development and training of relevant stakeholders in geospatial knowledge and its utility and developing inter-agency/inter-stakeholder collaborations in the country.
To develop sectoral geospatial strategy for the identified priority sectors by:
Responsibilities for Geospatial Media Secretariat Team:
Responsibility of the Working Group:
|Sectors||Geospatial Media Team||Think Tank Members|
Dr. Raj Kumar Khatri
Mr. Hukum Singh Meena
Dr. P G Diwakar
Dr. V K Dadhwal
|Ecology and Environment||
Dr. Debpriya Dutta
Mr. Anoop Singh
Dr. Subhash Ashutosh
|Water Resource Management||
Dr. Shailesh Nayak
Dr. K J Ramesh
|Urban Transformation and Smart Cities||
|Supply Chain and Logistics||
O P Agarwal
|Lt Gen AKS Chandele|