Rajnath emphasises the significance of clear land tiles

The Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE) established the CoE-SURVEI to promote the use of emerging technologies in land surveys, data analysis, and land management.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has urged Central and State Government Departments to ensure that land is managed properly in order for India to become a global manufacturing hub. Today, he spoke at the first session of a webinar to disseminate Geographic Information System (GIS)-based applications developed by the Centre of Excellence for Satellite and Unmanned Remote Vehicle Initiative.

The Directorate General Defence Estates established the Centre of Excellence for Satellite and Unmanned Remote Vehicle Initiative to promote the use of emerging technologies in land surveys, data analysis, and land management. According to Mr Singh, the government has taken several steps to address various issues such as land disputes.

He stated that the Narendra Modi government has repealed many irrelevant archaic land laws. According to the Minister, the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme has computerised the land records of approximately 94% of villages.

The Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE) established the CoE-SURVEI to promote the use of emerging technologies in land surveys, data analysis, and land management.

Singh emphasised the importance of clear land titles, saying that they are important not only for the convenience of land owners but also for the establishment of new manufacturing hubs.

“Collaborating with the private sector, the CoE-SURVEI is moving fast towards becoming a one-stop centre to meet the land survey, analysis and management-related needs of our country,” Singh said.

Change detection, land use analysis, and 3D imagery analysis are among the applications developed by CoE-SURVEI.

According to the ministry, the AI-based change detection software detects unauthorised constructions and encroachments on defence land.

It stated that the application, which uses satellite imagery from the National Remote Sensing Centre, has been installed in all 62 cantonment boards.

Singh emphasised the importance of effective and prudent management of resources such as land for optimal utilisation, noting that the global population is growing and so is the demand for resources.

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