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Symposium held on Geospatial Technology

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DEHRADUN, 20 Dec: A Symposium on Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Development was organised by Spatial Planning & Analysis Research Centre (www.sparcindia.com), in association with United Nations Human Settlements Program (unhabitat.org) as the Knowledge Partner, here, on Wednesday. The symposium aimed at sensitising the policy planners and decision makers on geospatial innovations and technology options to meet social and economic developmental needs, ensuring sustenance of the natural systems.
S Ramaswamy, Chairman, Board of Revenue, and Dr Ranbir Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Forest & Environment, Higher Education and Social Welfare, chaired the Technical Sessions. The Symposium was attended by senior functionaries of the Revenue Department, Forest & Environment Department, Urban Development and Housing, Peyjal, Jal Sansthan, Transport Department, NHAI, Watershed Management, Uttarakhand Forest Resources Management Project, Uttarakhand Eco-tourism Development Corporation, Forest Survey of India, MDDA and Survey of India. Subhadarshi Mishra, Managing Director, SPARC, highlighted the use of geo-spatial technology for sustainable development and ecosystem management through several relevant case studies. Hitesh Vaidya, Programme Manager, UN-Habitat (India), explained the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets to ensure equitable development of society, economy and environment.