ISRO empowering panchayati raj institutions for planning

DC Kohima Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS with the participants during the district level workshop on Empowering Panchayati Raj Institutions Spatially ‘Asset Mapping & Activity Planning’ held at Kohima on June 14. (DIPR Photo)


Kohima, June 14 (MExN): A day long district level workshop on Empowering Panchayati Raj Institutions Spatially (EPRIS) ‘Asset Mapping & Activity Planning’ was held at the conference hall of De Oriental hotel Kohima on June 14.


As mentioned in a DIPR report, EPRIS is a comprehensive outreach programme initiated by ISRO, Department of Space, Government of India with an aim to assist village PRI/VDBs in making developmental plans, implementation and monitoring through the operational procedures and utilizations of data base prepared with space-based inputs.



The purpose of the workshop is to take forward the regular day to day department activity be it in planning, execution and monitoring and how to get the best result out of any activity which is carried out said Deputy Commissioner Kohima Rajesh Soundararajan IAS addressing the participants at the district level workshop. He commented that most of the Government department’s approach has become more of a person centric rather than system centric in planning and execution stating that the same working system has been repeated again and again not taking into account whether it will be beneficial for the larger section.


Rajesh also said that we do not leverage any technology which is available saying that there is so much scope to leverage on the existing technology and to streamline and to do things in sync with the technology available.
He also said that the workshop was initiated to leverage the existing technology for the best functioning of the department. He also added that this is the transitional period of advancement in technology which is passing down to the grassroots level. He also said that this is the transitional phase for all and we should be the one to be the first mover of technology and syncing the technology with all the activities and once the system is in place it will be beneficial for all and the functioning of respective department.


Also talking about the phobia of adopting new technology he encouraged all to adapt to the changing technology and called upon all to open up and unfreeze ourselves to new technologies and make the best use of it. He added that once we adapt to the new technology there will be better level of efficiency in the working system.


Project Director NGISRSC planning and coordination department Mhathung Kithan presented power point presentation on Bhuvan Panchayat Portal and milestone of EPRIS and highlighted in detail the aims of APRIS.


Project scientist NGISRSC Aoyala also spoke on the topic ‘asset mapping using bhuvan panchayat mobile application’. ‘Activity planning under bhuvan panchayat portal (hands on)’ was presented by Chubawati Analyst and Moatemjen Project scientist. Vote of thanks was proposed by Senior Analyst NGISRSC Nouneseno Sekhose.