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Geospatial Energy Map of India

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  • November 5, 2021
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Geospatial Energy Map of India

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-II- Governance

In News: NITI Aayog in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) Energy Map of India with the support of Energy Ministries of Government of India.

Provides a holistic picture of all energy resources of the country which enables visualisation of energy installations through 27 thematic layers

  • Attempts to identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy and their transportation/transmission networks to provide a comprehensive view of energy production and distribution in a country
  • A unique effort aimed at integrating energy data scattered across multiple organizations and to present it in a consolidated, visually appealing graphical manner
  • Leverages latest advancements in web-GIS technology and open-source software to make it interactive and user friendly. 
  • Will be useful in planning and making investment decisions. 
  • Will also aid in disaster management using available energy assets.

News Source: PIB

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