ORSAC To Develop Portal For Real Time Monitoring Of Projects In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Space Application Center (ORSAC) will develop a portal for real time monitoring of various projects under different government departments.

Chairing a high-level meeting, Chief Secretary Suresh Mahapatra directed ORSAC to develop Odisha Public Asset Monitoring System (OPAMS) through high resolution satellite data. The portal will work as a State repository for decision making, resource allocation and developmental intervention.

It was decided that all new assets being created under different departments would be captured through the portal from planning and grounding to completion, commissioning and maintenance. The portal would have updated information with maps, apps, analytics and dashboards.

Mahapatra directed the departments of rural development, water resources, works, panchayati raj and drinking water, forest and environment, industries, steel and mines, women and child development to link their existing asset portals with the OPAMS. The portal would have updated geo-tagged information about all roads, canals, water bodies, power networks, schools, health facilities, police stations, banks, fire stations, tourist locations and storage/godowns warehouses.

He directed to complete the work within six months and asked each department to identify a nodal officer to work as the link between ORSAC and the department.

It was also revealed at the meeting that Odisha has emerged as a lead state in digitised data base captured through satellite and ground-truthing technologies developed by ORSAC.

Presenting the data treasure created by the agency and its possible utilities, Chief Executive of ORSAC Prafulla Kumar Mallick said the centre has developed and applied 36 major GIS mapped digitised database during 2019-20 for various departments and agencies.

He further said ORSAC has developed ‘Odisha KYL’ (Know Your Location) mobile app. The app has geo-referenced and geo-tagged location data of ‘Odisha 4K Geo’. The user by opening the app in his mobile can know his own location including name of the district, block, GP, village, police station, assembly constituency, latitude, longitude etc.

Development Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Jena, Principal Secretary Finance Ashok Kumar Meena, Principal Secretary Santosh Kumar Sadangi and senior scientists from ORSAC participated in the deliberations.

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