GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)

The India Industrial Land Bank (IILB), a GIS-based portal, has seen a 30% increase in page views each month since April 2021.

Important points:

  • Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) has developed IILB portal, a GIS-enabled database of industrial areas/clusters across the country to adopt a committed approach towards resource optimization, industrial upgradation and sustainability.
  • The portal serves as a one-stop solution to the free and easy accessibility of all industrial information including availability of raw material, agriculture, horticulture, minerals, natural resources; distance from key logistic nodes; layers of terrain and urban infrastructure.
  • It aims to provide information on available land for prospective investors looking at setting up units in the Country.
  • It also provides links to State GIS Portals and State Land Banks.

Geographic Information System (GIS):

  • A GIS is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface.
  • By relating seemingly unrelated data, GIS can help individuals and organizations better understand spatial patterns and relationships.
  • GIS can use any information that includes location. The location can be expressed in many different ways, such as latitude and longitude, address, or ZIP code.
  • GIS can include data about people, such as population, income, or education level.
  • It can also include information about the sites of factories, farms, and schools, or storm drains, roads, and electric power lines etc.

SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT

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