Survey of India to map Gaothans in Maharashtra using drones

Survey of India, the national mapping agency of the country under the Min of Science & Technology has signed an MoU with Department of Revenue & Land records, Government of Maharashtra to undertake the Large scale Mapping of Village Gaothan areas in the State of Maharashtra using drones.

Hon’ble CM of the Maharashtra State Shri Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the drone based Mapping Project being carried out by Survey of India at Nimgaon Korhale in Ahmednagar district on 31st July, 2019.

This large scale mapping project is being carried out by Survey of India, Mininstry of Science & Technology, Government of India for Department of Revenue and Land Records, Government of Maharashtra using professional survey grade drone covering more than 40,000 Village Gaothan (Aabadi) areas in Maharashtra.

These village Gaothan areas that have not been surveyed earlier will be mapped at 1:500 scale covering all land parcels in the village for preparing the accurate revenue maps and GIS database. Drone survey will be pivotal to fix locations of village boundaries, canals, canal limits and roads in these villages.

Minister for Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare Pankaja Gopinath Munde; Surveyor General of India Lt Gen Girish Kumar, VSM; Commissioner Revenue & Land Records; Commissioner Rural Development and Secretary, RDD from Government of Maharashtra along with other officials were also present during the launch of the project.

A detailed presentation about this large scale mapping project was also made in the National Workshop and Conference of Sarpanch and Upsarpanch organized jointly by Department of Rural Development, Government of Maharashtra and All India Sarpanch Association Shirdi, Ahmednagar district.