Posted on: 21 December 2018

A one-day symposium on Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Development was organized by SPARC in association with United Nations Human Settlements Program (UNHABITAT.ORG) as the Knowledge Partner on December 19, 2018 at Hotel Four Points by Sheraton in Dehradun.

The symposium aimed at sensitizing 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.

Mr. S. Ramaswamy, IAS, Chairman Board of Revenue and Mr. Dr. Ranbir Singh, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary Forest & Environment, Higher Education and Social Welfare chaired the Technical Sessions. The Symposium was attended by senior functionaries of 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.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Subhadarshi Mishra, Managing Director, SPARC highlighted use of geospatial technology for sustainable development and ecosystem management through several relevant case studies. Mr. Hitesh Vaidya, Program Manager, UN-Habitat (India) explained the sustainable development goals and targets to ensure equitable development of society, economy and environment.



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