Chhattisgarh is the first State in India to develop such a comprehensive Geographical Information System (GIS) with 70 layers was developed with technical help from RRSSC, Nagpur and CHiPS. Using satellite data, natural resource mapping has been carried out on 1:50,000 scales based on satellite imageries and digital processing. The objective of GIS included inter-alia Road Information System, Georeferencing of villages (cadastral maps) integration of thematic information and socio-economic data for the generation of action plans, generation of comprehensive plan for water and land resources development and generation of watershed wise site-specific and area-specific action plans for easy implementation by local bodies. Some of the important layers included geomorphology, lithology, transport, soil slope, drainage, watershed, forest etc.


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