NE Tripuura to use Geospatial tech to boost Agriculture and Tourism sector: CM in NESAC meet
By Our Correspondent, 24/07/2021, Agartala

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday claimed that moving in line with the centre’s plan the Tripura government has finalized two project proposals of Application of geospatial technology in the state’s agriculture and tourism sector.

Deb was addressing North-Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) meet at Shillong chaired by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah today.

Deb said, “We have already finalized two projects proposals namely “Application of geospatial technology for development support in Agriculture and allied sector” with State funding and another is “Development of Geo-tourism dashboard for planning and management of tourism in the State” with North East Council Support.”

“There is a target for Mapping of Agar cultivation areas and site suitability analysis for expansion of Agar plantation in Tripura as it has a very good prospect and potential in the State which will make a positive impact on our economy,” Deb said.

Deb also informed, “We have developed GIS based Industrial Land Bank Management System which facilitates industries to explore land availability and also it encourages ease of doing business. Gas pipe lines network of Tripura Natural Gas Company Limited of Agartala Municipal Area has been completed which will help to detect the pipe line layout for monitoring of real time safety measures prior to excavation.”

Deb however felt that considering the enormous potential for tourism industry in all NER states it is very much necessary to make use of geospatial technology for showcasing existing tourist spots as well as potential sites for tourism activity to the rest of the world.

He said, “Geospatial technology can be regarded as providing a toolbox of techniques and technologies of wide applicability in the process of sustainable tourism development.”