Geospatial Mapping Capability Strengthening India’s Future Infrastructure Development

India’s infrastructure development is on the rise to accommodate the increasing demands of the rising population, rapid urbanization due to industrialization and other economic development opportunities. But to set the development in the right direction, geospatial mapping is the finest solution to furnish real-time crucial data concerning the country’s economic and sustainable future development.

The Indian Government’s ambitious GatiShakti Master Plan is developed to provide a boost to India’s holistic infrastructure development through coordinated efforts among various ministries powered by real-time geospatial data monitoring to enable quick decision-making and check the wastage of resources and time.

The 100 lakh crore GatiShakti master plan will be comprehensively monitored through a geospatial digital platform and will help in effective infrastructure project implementation from roads, railways, Airports, Waterways and Logistics infrastructure including many others in the way to move India’s growth engine.

Besides this, some of the other flagship programs of the Government of India like Namami Gange, SVAMITVA, Har Ghar Jal, Bharatmala and Smart City are utilizing the benefits of geospatial mapping to the ongoing sustainable infrastructure development of the country. Multiple ministries under the Government of India are using these real-time geospatial data and taking corrective development decisions and monitoring them more effectively.

All this is helping in the management of comprehensive land records for better rural infrastructural planning, rejuvenation of India’s lifeline Ganga along with fast-track infrastructure development of Indian cities among many more. It envisaged an integrated mega plan of India’s future growth where the optimization of resources takes place from planning to implementation through efficient logistic and asset arrangements and aims for finding the maximum result.

Through liberalized geospatial guidelines, the Government of India has set the momentum to make the geospatial data available for innovation and enable more convenience to use this data in the country’s future development. These advancements will help in empowering India’s growth saga along with making day-to-day life easier in the remotest corner of the country while bringing new opportunities for businesses and services in the areas of infrastructure development.

In the long run, the indigenous geospatial mapping capabilities will minimize the country’s dependence on global Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and enhance reliability and confidentiality concerning the infrastructure development to support India’s security, prosperity and sustainable growth.