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    2nd Sep, 2020
  • Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched a prototype of the National GIS-enabled Land Bank System.
  • The LBS has been launched for six States based on which land can be identified for setting up industries.
  • The system has been developed by the Integration of Industrial Information System (IIS) with state GIS (Geographic Information System).
  • IIS portal is a GIS-enabled database of industrial clusters/areas across the states.
  • On the system, more than 3,300 industrial parks across 31 states/UTs covering about 4, 75,000 hectares of land have also been mapped out on the system.
  • The information available on the system will include drainage, forest; raw material heat maps (horticulture, agricultural, mineral layers); multilayer of connectivity.
  • IIS has adopted a committed approach towards industrial upgrading, resource optimization, and sustainability.
  • The initiative has been supported by the
    • National e-Governance Division (NeGD),
    • National Centre of Geo-Informatics (NCoG),
    • Invest India,
    • Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG),
    • Ministry of Electronics and Informational Technology.

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