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Survey of strives to keep among the best surveyed countries in the world-Manoj Sinha

Commemorative postage stamp released on 250th anniversary of Survey of

Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today said that Survey of has has met the challenges of surveying the indomitable Himalaya, blazing deserts and animal infested jungles. The Department is continuously striving to keep abreast of modern technology and has successfully entered the era of Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems. Shri Sinha was speaking here after releasing a set of two commemorative postage stamps and a miniature sheet on Survey of India" on the occasion of its 250th anniversary.

He said that the Survey of India, fondly called the Department by its members is built on solid foundations, strong traditions and deep roots, keeps striving to keep among the best surveyed countries in the world, adopting the latest technologies to meet new challenges and always living up to its motto: A Setu Himachalam i.e. 'From Setu to the Himalaya' (covering entire India).

Shri Sinha said that the Department of Posts issues Commemorative postage stamps on Institutions that have a national or International stature or have made national/international contribution. He said that the origin of Survey of can be traced back to Year 1767, when Major James Rennell was appointed as the Surveyor General of Bengal. It is the oldest scientific department in and one of the oldest survey establishments in the world. Survey of also has the distinct honour of printing the first Postage Stamp of and the first copy of the Constitution of

The Minister said that the officers and staff of the Survey of have to pioneer untrodden lands for others to follow and build upon. They have to go to the deepest forests, deserts and the highest snowy mountains in fact they are the first to reach virgin and uninhabited areas. There they ceaselessly, faithfully and unobtrusively toil to produce the maps so essential for development, defence and administration. The Survey of acts as advisor to the Government of on all survey matters, viz geodesy, photogrammetry, mapping and map reproduction.

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First Published: Thu, June 22 2017. 00:20 IST
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