Defence Ministry surveys its land, takes measures for its safety « CmaTrends

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Modern survey applied sciences like Electronic Total Station (ETS) and Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) have been used within the survey, and to additional pace up the method, drone and satellite tv for pc imagery have been leveraged for dependable, strong and time-bound outcomes.

“The entire exercise of survey of about 1.61 lakh acres of defence land inside cantonments and 16.17 lakh acres outside cantonments (total 17.78 lakh acres) survey has been completed. It is a remarkable achievement since, for the first time after independence, entire defence land has been surveyed by using latest survey technology and in a large number of pockets in association with the revenue authorities of various state governments. The magnitude of land holding, location of land in approximately 4,900 pockets across the country, inaccessible terrain in many places and association of various stakeholders makes this survey one of the largest land surveys in the country,” the Defence Ministry stated.

For the primary time, drone imagery-based expertise was used for survey of lakhs of acres of protection land in Rajasthan. The total space was surveyed with the assistance of the Surveyor General of India in a matter of weeks, which earlier used to take years. Besides this, satellite tv for pc imagery-based survey was executed for the primary time for a lot of defence land pockets, particularly for sure pockets once more measuring lakhs acres of defence land. 3D Modelling methods for higher visualisation of defence land within the hilly areas have additionally been launched by utilising Digital Elevation Model (DEM) in affiliation with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

As per the data maintained by Defence Estates Offices, the Ministry of Defence owns giant tracts of land admeasuring about 17.99 lakh acres out of which roughly 1.61 lakh acres is located throughout the 62 notified Cantonments and about 16.38 lakh acres are unfold throughout many pockets outdoors the Cantonments. Out of 16.38 lakh acres, about 18,000 acres is both state employed land or is proposed for deletion from data on account of switch to different authorities departments,

The magnitude and placement of land holdings and affiliation of varied stakeholders make the administration of defence land not a straightforward activity to keep up, so the Ministry had determined to ascertain a Centre of Excellence for this goal solely.

‘The Defence Minister, whereas inaugurating the Centre of Excellence throughout final month, exhorted the DGDE to proceed to excel within the area survey and constructing capability in utilizing GIS primarily based applied sciences. The Centre of Excellence on Land Survey and GIS mapping has been established in NIDEM (National Institute of Defence Estates Management) for capability constructing of defence estates officers within the area of newest survey applied sciences in affiliation with premier institutes just like the National Remote Sensing Centre and the National Institute for Geo-Informatics Science and Technology. The CoE goals to be an apex survey establishment able to imparting coaching of varied ranges to the officers of Central and state authorities departments. CoE additionally goals to make use of SLAM/GIS applied sciences in higher land administration & city planning processes, the ministry stated.

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