From A Correspondent
Shillong, Sept 12: North Eastern Council (NEC) Secretary Ram Muivah iugurated the Space Based Information Kiosk (SBIK) at its Secretariat in the city on Tuesday.
SBIK programme is one of the unique initiatives of NEC executed by North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) in close collaboration with State Remote Sensing Applications Centres of the North-eastern region to showcase the capability of space technology inputs for developmental planning activity through single window system.
The programme was launched with an objective to strengthen the planning and monitoring mechanisms of the projects funded by NEC and other organizations of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and various Central government departments in the region.
SBIK in each State contains information on land use land cover (LULC), wetlands, wastelands, forest working plan, land degradation map (LDM), roads, draiges and settlements, soil map on each of the states, ground water prospect map, wetlands infrastructures and inputs for disaster magement support programme.
Derived using space technology inputs for satellite data coupled with intense ground truth for different periods and scales, it is installed in a touch screen based system and allows users to get live weather updated from MOSDAC site of ISRO and Bhuvan Satellite and Base Data. It is also linked with the Geoportal – North Eastern District Resources Plan developed by NESAC.
The SBIK has become one of the important tools for a large number of line departments of the North-eastern region.
Large number of installation and demonstration takes place in the offices of Chief Secretaries and line departments, including the State and Central agencies covering the region.
SBIK will be installed in all the line departments in the region for maximum utilization of space technology inputs for developmental planning activity.