New Delhi: NITI Aayog has launched a Geographic Info System (GIS)-based Vitality Map of India.

“NITI Aayog in collaboration with Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO) has developed a complete Geographic Info System (GIS) Vitality Map of India with the assist of Vitality Ministries of Authorities of India,” a press release issued by the Aayog stated.

“The GIS map offers a holistic image of all power assets of the nation which allows visualisation of power installations reminiscent of standard energy vegetation, oil and gasoline wells, petroleum refineries, coal fields and coal blocks, district-wise information on renewable power energy vegetation and renewable power useful resource potential via 27 thematic layers,” it stated.

The map makes an attempt to establish and find all main and secondary sources of power and their transportation/transmission networks to offer a complete view of power manufacturing and distribution in a rustic. It’s a distinctive effort geared toward integrating power information scattered throughout a number of organizations and presenting it in a consolidated, visually interesting graphical method. It leverages the newest developments in web-GIS know-how and open-source software program to make it interactive and person pleasant. The Geospatial Vitality Map of India shall be helpful in planning and making funding choices. It would additionally assist in catastrophe administration utilizing accessible power property.

Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, whereas launching the GIS-based Vitality Map of India, acknowledged that GIS mapping of power property shall be helpful for guaranteeing real-time and built-in planning of the power sector of India, given its massive geographical distribution and interdependence.

“Vitality markets have immense potential to usher in effectivity beneficial properties. Going ahead, GIS-based mapping of power property shall be advantageous to all involved stakeholders and can assist in accelerating the policy-making course of. Fragmented information has been introduced collectively; this shall be an amazing analysis instrument,” Kumar stated.

Dr Ok Sivan, Chairman ISRO and Secretary Division of Area, additionally attended the launch occasion. 

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