India to prepare digital maps of over 600,000 villages and 100 cities

The size of the Indian Geospatial market is expected to cross INR36,000 Crore by 2025, said Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh

India to prepare digital maps of over 600,000 villages and 100 cities
Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State for Science & Technology at the 1st Anniversary of the Release of Geospatial Data on Tuesday.

The Central Government plans to create maps of the over 600,000 villages in India and also prepare pan-India 3D Maps for a 100 cities with the help of geospatial technology and drones, said Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh on Tuesday.

The survey and mapping of the villages is part of the Indian Government’s SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) headed by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. It was launched in April 2020 to establish 'clear ownership' of property in rural areas by mapping of land parcels using drone technology and providing a ‘record of rights’ to eligible households by issuing legal ownership cards to them.